Female Brown-headed Thrush (subspecies T. c. orii) at Kamakura, Japan - November 2014
Local Name (Japan): Aka-hara (アカハラ) - "Red-belly".
Featured Subspecies: Turdus chrysolaus orii
OTHER NAMES: Red-bellied Thrush, Brown Thrush, Rufous-Breasted Thrush
Out of all the species I have put on this site, this species seems to have least information available on my normal sources. I picked this bird out late in my trip to Kamakura feeding high in the trees with a flock of smaller birds such as Japanese Tit and Japanese White-eye. It breeds in the Russian Far East and Northern Japan and travels South in Winter. It seems to fill much the same ecological niche as the thrushes in the UK - feeding on berries and invertebrates.
Subspecies: T. c. orii, T. c. chrysolaus
- Sighting Locations -
JAPAN - Breeding species in Northern Japan, Fairly Winter Migrant to the South
- TOKYO/HOKKAIDO 2014 TRIP: Single individual seen in mixed flock at Kamakura