Dusky Thrush: Large thrush, brown back and rufous wings. Underparts are white with black scaling. Head is dark, eyebrow is thick and white. Bill is black with yellow base on lower mandible. Throat is white with black streaks and partial collar is white. Legs and feet are pink-brown.
Range and Habitat
Dusky Thrush: Common in Siberia, casual in Alaska during spring migration; rare to accidental in coastal Alaska and British Columbia in winter. Preferred habitats include lawns and ornamental fruit-bearing shrubs and trees.
It has two distinctive subspecies, T. n. naumanni, and the more northerly breeding T. n. eunomus. These are sometimes given specific status as Naumann's Thrush and Dusky Thrush respectively.
The scientific name of the Dusky Thrush commemorates the German naturalist Johann Andreas Naumann.
A group of thrushes are collectively known as a "hermitage" and a "mutation" of thrushes.