Blue Whistling Thrush

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Blue whistling thush is found mostly near mountains.  It is known for its loud human-like whistling song at dawn and dusk.

How does the bird appear…

It is dark violet with sparkling white spots on the tips of the body feathers other than on the lores, abdomen and under the tail. Bill is yellow. The inner webs of the flight and tail feathers are black. The sexes are similar in plumage.

Habitat: Where to find this bird?

It inhabits gorges and ravines with deciduous forests and open bush with some larger trees.

Food

It forages on ground. It feeds on fruits, earthworms, insects, crabs and snails.

Breeding & Nesting

Its breeding season varies according to range. Cup shaped nest is built by both parents. Both parents do duties of incubation and of feeding young ones.

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