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Turdus feae (Salvadori, 1887) – Grey-sided Thrush

Taxonomic Notes:

This is also known as the Fea's Thrush.

This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

This species is uncommon. It inhabits deciduous and coniferous forests in the hilly regions (at the heights of 1,000m-2,565m) of India (mainly Assam, West Bengal, Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Manipur), Myanmar, Thailand, and Laos (BirdLife International 2019). It is migratory, breeding in the deciduous forests (at 1,000m-1,900m altitude) and wintering in the evergreen forests (at 1,000m-2,600m altitude).

Conservation Status:  
This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (

According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population estimate of 2,500-9,999 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from breeding habitat destruction due to large-scale agriculture and logging (BirdLife International 2001).

BirdLife International 2019. Turdus feae (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T22708790A155628935. Accessed on 12 February 2020.

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Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2023. Turdus feae (Salvadori, 1887) – Grey-sided Thrush. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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