The looks of true thrushes (Turdidae) in Hong Kong is an indication that winter has arrived. Peak Gardens has all the time been website and AJP despatched us these images taken a number of days in the past.
White’s Thrush (Zoothera aurea)
White’s Thrush breeds in north-eastern China. Nonetheless marked within the guides as an unusual winter customer, our expertise from the Nineteen Sixties and visits since is that it’s truly not that unusual. Named for Gilbert White the well-known nation parson of Selbourne in Hampshire.
Chinese language Blackbird (Turdus mandarinus)
Beforehand thought to be a subspecies of the Widespread Blackbird, it has lately been given full species standing by some authors. Peak Gardens is the place now we have frequently seen this hen. They skulk greater than the blackbirds in gardens in UK.
Gray-backed Thrush (Turdus hortulorum)
A standard winter customer that breeds in north-east Asia.