Taiwan Thrush

Taiwan Thrush

  Turdus poliocephalus niveiceps
Dasyueshan National Forest, Taiwan - 2 maj 2017

Male of Taiwan Thrush.
This taxon is currently treated as a subspecies of Island Thrush by IOC, but a split is not unlikely in a near future. Birdlife/HBW has already executed the split. These birds are a bit elusive, and most birders that goes twiching in Taiwan miss them. We were fortunate to see it twice at Km 37,2 along the Dasyueshan road.