Myiophoneus caeruleus

Written by on November 19, 2010 in Indonesia Bird with 0 Comments

Myiophoneus caeruleus, Blue Whistling-thrush, Ciung-batu Siul


The Blue Whistling-thrush (Myophonus caeruleus) is a species of chat. This thrush-like Old World flycatcher is nowadays placed in the family Turdidae. At 178 grams (6.3 oz) and 33 cm (13 inches), it is believed to be the world’s largest species of thrush.

It is found in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are temperate forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

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