Ring Ouzel (Turdus torquatus) - HBW 10, p. 647
French: Merle à plastron
Spanish: Mirlo Capiblanco
Taxonomy: Turdus torquatus Linnaeus, 1758, Sweden.
Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- torquatus Linnaeus, 1758 - Ireland, W Britain, NW France, W & N Scandinavia and NW Russia; non-breeding S Europe and NW Africa.
- alpestris (C. L. Brehm, 1831) - N Spain and C Europe E to Balkans, Greece and W Asia Minor, also N Africa (possibly Algeria); non-breeding also N Africa, SE Europe and S Turkey.
- amicorum Hartert, 1923 - C & E Turkey, Caucasus area, N Iran and SW Turkmenistan; non-breeding also N Africa and C & S Iran.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 12 videos
A male scolding from a conifer, then hopping on the ground Locality Lower Austria, Austria (ssp torquatus)
Malcolm Mark Swan 23 May 2006 5 years ago 46 sec 4.2
Five birds in a tree Locality Waimes, Liège Province, Belgium (ssp torquatus)
Jean Hupperetz 7 April 2006 6 years ago 22 sec 3.9
A bird moving on the ground Locality Waimes, Liège Province, Belgium (ssp torquatus)
Jean Hupperetz 7 April 2006 6 years ago 34 sec 3.8
A female foraging on the ground Locality Spurn Point, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain (ssp torquatus)
Greg Baker 1 April 2002 1 year ago 1 min 2 sec 3.3
An adult feeding Locality The Lizard, Cornwall, England, Great Britain (ssp torquatus)
Peter Fraser 12 October 2003 7 years ago 28 sec 3.1
A male perched calling twice (end of the video). Locality Fornebu, Bærum, Oslo & Akershus, Norway (ssp torquatus)
Eric Roualet 17 April 2013 4 weeks ago 7 sec 3
PhotosSee all 8 photos
turdus torquatus male adult
Locality Larra Massif, Navarre, Spain (ssp alpestris)
Ricardo Rodriguez 7 May 2011 1 year ago 4.2
Well hidden in the vegetation
Locality Arakhiya Farm, Al Rayyan, Qatar
John A Thompson 29 November 2010 2 years ago 3.6
A male bird
Locality Ruhestein, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Klaus Lachenmaier 18 April 2012 1 year ago 3.5
female in a bush
Locality Cape São Vicente, Algarve Region, Portugal (ssp torquatus ?)
Georges Olioso 12 March 2010 48 weeks ago 3.4
Adult male Ring Ouzel new arrival on breeding grounds.
Locality Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain
Wagtail 15 April 2007 4 years ago 3.4
An adult male.
Locality Queralbs, Girona Province, Catalonia, Spain (ssp alpestris)
Aleix Comas 14 April 2004 4 years ago 3