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Malabar Whistling Thrush

Malabar Whistling Thrush (Myophonus Horsfieldii) is a 25 cm long whistling thrush, commonly found in jungle or other dense forest near water. It is a dark blue bird with a blacker head and back. The bird has remarkable bright blue patches on the shoulders and forehead, except for juveniles.

The bird feeds on a wide range of insects, frogs, worms and berries. The varied and melodious whistling of the male bird is pleasing to the ear.

Malabar Whistling Thrush can be seen in the Kudremukh National Park, Karnataka.

Updated on 7th June, 2005

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