Lore yellowish: all the upper parts brown tinged with olive: wing-coverts edged with reddish yellow: throat without spots.

T. musicus, Temm. Man. d'Orn. torn. 1. p. 164. Song-Thrush, Selb. Must. vol. 1. p. 162. pl. 45. f. 2. Bew. Brit. Birds, vol. 1. p. 114. Throstle, Mont. Orn. Diet.


Entire length eight inches eleven lines: length of the bill (from the forehead) nine lines, (from the gape) one inch one line; of the tarsus one inch five lines; of the tail three inches four lines; from the carpus to the end of the wing four inches four lines: breadth, wings extended, thirteen inches eight lines.


Head, and all the upper parts, brown with a slight tinge of olive: greater wing-coverts edged with orange-yellow: space between the eye and the bill yellowish: throat pure white, without spots; sides of the neck, and upper part of the breast, reddish yellow, with triangular dusky spots; belly and flanks white, with oval spots: under wing-coverts pale orange-yellow: bill dusky; the under mandible yellowish at the base: feet light brown. (Egg). Light blue, with a few black spots at the larger end: long. diam. one inch one line; trans, diam. ten lines.

Common throughout the country; remaining with us the whole year. Feeds on berries, insects, and snails. In song from the beginning of February till the end of July. Has frequently two broods in a season, the first of which is hatched about the beginning of April, sometimes earlier. Nest placed in shrubs or low trees; composed of moss and grass externally, plastered over within with clay and cow-dung. Eggs three to five in number. This species does not collect in flocks during the winter.