Winter Thrushes in Hong Kong
The looks of true thrushes (Turdidae) in Hong Kong is an indication that winter has arrived. Peak Gardens has all the time been web site and AJP despatched us these images taken a couple of days in the past.
White’s Thrush (Zoothera aurea)
White’s Thrush breeds in north-eastern China. Nonetheless marked within the guides as an unusual winter customer, our expertise from the Sixties and visits since is that it’s truly not that unusual. Named for Gilbert White the well-known nation parson of Selbourne in Hampshire.
Chinese language Blackbird (Turdus mandarinus)
Beforehand considered a subspecies of the Frequent Blackbird, it has not too long ago been given full species standing by some authors. Peak Gardens is the place we have now repeatedly seen this hen. They skulk greater than the blackbirds in gardens in UK.
Gray-backed Thrush (Turdus hortulorum)
A typical winter customer that breeds in north-east Asia.