Orange-headed thrush


Hindi name: Safed gal kastur

Orange-headed thrush is a small bird in thrush family. It is a shy, secretive bird. It does not form flocks and usually found alone or in pair.

How does the bird appear…

Male- It has orange head and underparts. Wings and upperparts are gray. Median and undertail coverts are white. Bill is slate coloured. Legs and feet have brown fronts and pink or yellowish rears.
Female- It has browner or olive coloured upperparts and wram brown wings.
The juvenile is dull brown with buff streaks on its back. It has grey wings. The bill is brownish horn. The legs and feet are brown.

Habitat: Where to find this bird?

It is commonly seen in well-wooded area as it prefers shady damp areas. It is found near streams or in shady ravines.


It is omnivorous and forages on ground in dense undergrowth or other thick cover. It feeds on a wide range of insects, earthworms and fruit.

Breeding & Nesting:

It nests in trees. Nest is built by both sexes. Incubation period is of 13-14 days.

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