What kind of bird is a thrush? An explanation of its characteristics, ecology, and habitat. Wild birds of Japan


What kind of bird is the thrush, a wild bird that can be seen all over Japan? We will explain its characteristics, ecology, and habitat. This bird is well known as a migratory bird, and migrates from Russia to Southeast Asia. It is one of the most familiar birds, and there are probably many people who are not familiar with it.

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The thrush is a bird classified as a member of the Turdidae family, Turdus genus, and Passeriformes order. Its scientific name is Turdus eunomus, and its English name is Dusky Thrush, written in kanji as 鶇. Its total length is 24cm, its wingspan is 38-39cm, and its weight is 65-90g. The list of information is as follows.

English(英名)Dusky thrush
scientific name(学名)Turdus eunomus
classification(分類)Aves、 Passeriformes、  Turdidae、Turdus


Thrushes breed around Russia and migrate to Japan and southern China in the winter. In some cases, they even fly south to Southeast Asia. They come to Japan as winter birds.

What are its characteristics? What kind of creature is it?

The color of the beak of the thrush is black, and the base of the lower beak is yellow. The feathers from the top of the head to the back of the neck are blackish brown, the feathers on the back are brown, the throat to the chest are pale yellow, and the feathers from the chest to the abdomen are white black or blackish brown. Thrushes live in grasslands and forests from plains to mountainous areas. They are very well known birds because they can be seen in cultivated fields and parks in urban areas. They often live in large flocks.

What is their ecology?

Thrushes live by eating nuts, insects, spiders, and earthworms. They breed in Siberia from May to August. They breed oviparously. They breed monogamously, laying about 3 to 6 eggs and incubating them. They live for 10 years.

Do they have any natural enemies?

Birds of prey are the natural enemies of thrushes.

Are thrushes an endangered species?

Thrushes are classified as least concern and are not endangered. They are kept in zoos and other places and events are held, so follow the guide and take part. They are active on riverbanks and in farming areas and you can often hear them calling. Look for photos and videos online.

Can thrushes be kept as pets?

Thrushes are strictly protected under the Wildlife Protection Act, so the general public cannot keep them as pets.


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