Eyebrowed Thrush at Bidadari

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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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