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Blue whistling thrush

Myophonus caeruleus


Words cannot actually describe this beautiful dark blue bird. This is the worlds largest thrush. This thrush is dark violet blue with shiny spangling on the tips of the body feathers other than on the lores, abdomen and under the tail. The wing coverts are a slightly different shade of blue and the median coverts have white spots at their tips. The bill is yellow and stands in contrast. The sexes are similar in plumage


Seen near a river in a dense forest on a mountain.


The Blue Whistling-thrush is usually found singly or in pairs. They hop on rocks and move about in quick spurts. They turn over leaves and small stones, cocking their head and checking for movements of prey. When alarmed they spread and droop their tail.

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Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Chief as Ashish has mentioned the link below, you can visit to hear its song.

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Thank you Sachin and Chief RedEarth for your ever enthusiastic comments! That is what keeps me going. Chief, I can't take my eyes off it either. This is the best shot of a bird that I could take as it was sitting very close to us.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago


Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago


Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Thanks Ashish.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago


Wild Things
Spotted by
Wild Things

Uttarakhand, India

Spotted on Aug 14, 2011
Submitted on Aug 28, 2011

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