Spot-winged Thrush

It is an endemic resident breeder in Sri Lanka. This uncommon species breeds in hill rainforests, and to a lesser extent in drier woodlands, at altitudes between 500 and 2000 m.

The Spot-winged Thrush is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

The Spot-winged Thrush, Zoothera spiloptera, is an Asian thrush, a group within the large thrush family Turdidae. It is an endemic resident breeder in Sri Lanka. This uncommon species breeds in hill rainforests, and to a lesser extent in drier woodlands, at altitudes between 500 and 2000 m. The wintering areas are similar but include less well-wooded areas, and are generally at 750 to 1500 m altitude. More

For the purposes of our bird news services, Spot-winged Thrush is classed as Ungraded: species which are unlikely to appear as wild birds in Britain or Ireland hide section Most recent photos of Spot-winged Thrush (2) Sinharja Rainforest, Sri Lanka Sinharja Rainforest, Sri Lanka28/11/2009 Sinharja Rainforest, Sri Lanka 28/11/2009 Sinharaja, Sri Lanka Sinharaja, Sri Lanka03/03/2008 Sinharaja, Sri Lanka 03/03/2008 View all pictures of Spot-winged Thrush View all pictures of Spot-winged Thrush More

The Spot-winged Thrush is generally solitary, and like many Zoothera thrushes, can be quite secretive, especially in the dense undergrowth and bamboo clumps it favours. Spot-winged Thrushes are omnivorous, but eat far more insects than fruit. They feed on the ground. Adults of this 27 cm thrush are light brown above with a double wing bar of white spots. The pale face has two dark bars. The underparts are white with heavy spotting. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Turdidae
Genus : Zoothera
Species : spiloptera
Authority : (Blyth, 1847)
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