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The Blue Whistling Thrush is believed to be the world's largest species of thrush.The upperparts show violet-blue spots, heavily concentrated from the forehead to the crown sides. Lores are black.The underparts are dull blue on lower breast and belly.Wings and tail are deeper blue with some fine silver spots on the median upperwing-coverts. The lesser wing-coverts form a blue shoulder patch which is often concealed.
Gorges and ravines with deciduous forests and open bush with some larger trees.