Sri Lanka Scaly Thrush (Zoothera imbricata) - HBW 10, p. 693
French: Grive de Ceylan
Spanish: Zorzal Dorado de Ceilán
Taxonomy: Zoothera imbricata E. L. Layard, 1854, Sri Lanka.
Usually treated as a race of Z. dauma. Belongs in a group, possibly a superspecies, formed by that species and Z. lunulata, Z. heinei, Z. machiki, Z. talaseae, Z. margaretae, Z. turipavae, Z. monticola and Z. marginata, perhaps including also Z. mollissima and Z. dixoni. Race neilgherriensis of Z. dauma may belong with present species. Monotypic.
Distribution: SW Sri Lanka.
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A wary bird moving through the undergrowth besides a small forest stream. Locality Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka (Monotypic species)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 1 July 2007 4 years ago 23 sec 3.7
This Scaly Thrush is shy and mostly silent as it searches for food on the forest floor near a bubbling mountain stream.
Locality Maskeliya, Central Province, Sri Lanka (Monotypic species)
Arjuna Parakrama 1 January 2009 1 year ago 2.2
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