Eyebrowed Thrush at Bidadari

on 5th January 2009

K C Tsang on 6th December 2008, sent in this note and the image above:

“This morning’s birding yielded this uncommon passage migrant at Bidadari Cemetery, the Eyebrowed Thrush (Turdus obscurus).

“At first I was not able to ID the fellow. On seeing the picture G Sreedharan came to the conclusion that it is a thrush, but what? So back to the car, out came the books… it was the Eyebrowed Thrush.

“Regret that we were not able to get more pictures for references, it was a very skittish bird.”

This is an uncommon passage migrant and rare winter visitor. The thrush is seen in Singapore around November-December, arriving as early as 25th October and as late as 24th March.

Wang, L.K. & C. J. Hails, 2007. An annotated checklist of birds of Singapore. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Supplement 15: 1-179.

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YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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