Chinese thrush

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Chinese thrush
Turdus mupinensis.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae
Genus: Turdus
Species: T. mupinensis
Binomial name
Turdus mupinensis
Laubmann, 1920

The Chinese thrush (Turdus mupinensis) is a species of bird in the family Turdidae. It is found in China and far northern Vietnam. Its natural habitats are temperate forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

A recent molecular study places the Chinese thrush's closest relatives as the similarly plumaged European species, the song thrush (T. philomelos) and the mistle thrush (T. viscivorus), all three species early offshoots from the main Turdus radiation around the world.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Turdus mupinensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Voelker G, Rohwer S, Bowie RCK, Outlaw DC (2007). "Molecular systematics of a speciose,cosmopolitan songbird genus: Defining the limits of,and relationships among,the Turdus thrushes". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 42 (2): 422–34. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2006.07.016. PMID 16971142. 

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