Formosan Whistling-Thrush

The Formosan Whistling-thrush is a species of bird in the Turdidae family. It is found in China and Taiwan. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montanes.

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The Formosan Whistling-Thrush is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

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The Formosan Whistling-thrush (Myophonus insularis) is a species of bird in the Turdidae family. It is found in China and Taiwan. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montanes. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Myophonus insularis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 26 July 2007. Stub icon This article about a thrush is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. More

The Formosan Whistling-Thrush is a large thrush, about 30-32 cm long. Both sexes are a shiny deep blue that varies from sapphire to deep purple to black depending on the light. The eye is red. Their preferred habitat is damp, dark ravines in mountain forests near fast-flowing streams. Along Taiwan´┐Żs north coast, they may be found from sea level to 2400 m elevation, but primarily between 400 and 2100 m elsewhere. More

Formosan Whistling-Thrush Myophonus insularis = Taipei, Taiwan - Nov, 2006 More

Formosan Whistling-Thrush Myophonus insularis = Described by: Gould (1863) Alternate common name(s): Taiwan Whistling-thrush, Formosan Whistling-thrush Old scientific name(s): Myiophoneus insularis, Myiophonus insularis, Myophoneus insularis Photographs Taipei, Taiwan - Nov, 2006 More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Turdidae
Genus : Myophonus
Species : insularis
Authority : Gould, 1862