Thursday, April 2, 2015
These Birds Are Members of the Turdus Family
Dusky Thrush is the common name for the critters.
The scientific community would call them Turdus eunomus.
A handy chart at Birds of the World helped me identify this species.
They could be on their way back to Siberia now that Spring has arrived.
That's what, I learned from the folks at Avibase.
Plenty of photos were taken because, I have never seen birds like this before.
It would have been a good idea to carry a zoom lens.
The birds wouldn't let me get too close before they flew away.
And, all I had to shoot with was a 300mm lens.
Plenty of websites were checked to make sure, I had a correct ID.
Somebody, in Japan, even made a video of this bird, eating a worm.
More about this bird (in Japanese) may be seen here.