Tibetan blackbird

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Tibetan blackbird
Tibetan Blackbird (Turdus maximus) 1 cropped.jpg
Female, at 3,400 m (11,200 ft) in Himachal Pradesh
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae
Genus: Turdus
T. maximus
Binomial name
Turdus maximus
Seebohm, 1881

The Tibetan blackbird (Turdus maximus) is a member of the thrush family Turdidae. It was formerly considered a subspecies of the common blackbird. It is found in the Himalayas from northern Pakistan to southeastern Tibet. It is strikingly different from the common blackbird, being relatively large at 23–28 centimetres (9.1–11.0 inches) length. It also differs from the common blackbird by its complete lack of eye-ring and reduced song.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International. 2016. Turdus maximus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T103892028A104360096. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T103892028A104360096.en. Downloaded on 28 December 2017
  2. ^ Collar, N. J. (2005). Tibetan Blackbird (Turdus maximus). p. 646 in: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., & Christie, D. A. eds. (2005) Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 10. Cuckoo-shrikes to Thrushes. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. ISBN 84-87334-72-5

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