Chestnut-backed Thrush

A European species, the Fieldfare, was once also known by this name .

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The Chestnut-backed Thrush is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

The Chestnut-backed thrush (Zoothera dohertyi) is a ground thrush species endemic to Lombok, Timor and the Lesser Sunda Islands in Indonesia. The species is rapidly declining and it is already extinct on Lombok and possibly on Lesser Sunda. There are only 10 European zoos which hold this species, including: - Birdworld, Bristol Zoo, Chester Zoo, Jersey Zoo, Burgers' Zoo and Waddesdon Manor bird gardens. Eight of these zoos successfully breed them and there are now 63 of them in captivity. More

The superficially similar Chestnut-backed Thrush is substantially larger when seen alongside one another, and has a black crown and rufous back, whereas the Enggano Thrush has an olive-ochre back and little or no white on the lores and auriculars. The Chestnut-capped Thrush is very rare in zoos. According to ISIS, Chester Zoo had the only female outside of Asia, until she died in 2007. More

The chestnut-backed thrush is appropriately named due to the chestnut colour on its back. The feathers on the wings are black with a few white mixed in. The face feathers are white with two black stripes running down the side of its face. It is a beautiful singer and much sought after for the pet trade. Diet The chestnut-backed thrush like to eat insects, spiders, worms and, on occasion, berries and fruit. More

A pair of Chestnut-backed Thrush sat out for prolonged views but the real performer was the Pygmy Wren Babbler, with frame-filling views of a calling bird, here of the distinctive timorensis race, displaying a long-bill, washed out underparts and a four-note call. A last throw of the dice in search of pigeons in the early evening gave unexpected success as an Olive-shouldered Parrot flew in, landing above our heads. More

Zoothera dohertyi, Chestnut-backed Thrush, Anis Nusa-Tenggara Zoothera dumasi, Moluccan Thrush, Anis Maluku Zoothera erythronota , Red-backed Thrush, Anis Punggung-merah Zoothera-interpres, Chestnut-capped Thrush, Anis Kembang Zoothera leucolaema, Enggano Thrush, Anis Enggano More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Turdidae
Genus : Zoothera
Species : dohertyi
Authority : (Hartert, 1896)