Sri Lanka thrush

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Sri Lanka thrush
Zoothera imbricata, Sinharaja, Sri Lanka 1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae
Genus: Zoothera
Species: Z. imbricata
Binomial name
Zoothera imbricata
E. L. Layard, 1854
Synonyms

Zoothera dauma imbricata

The Sri Lanka thrush or Sri Lanka scaly thrush (Zoothera imbricata) is a member of the thrush family Turdidae. This bird is a non-migratory resident breeder found in south western wetlands of the island of Sri Lanka.

Zoothera imbricata was formerly treated as a race of the scaly thrush. It belongs in a group, possibly a superspecies, formed by that species and Z. lunulata, Z. heinei, Z. machiki, Z. talaseae, Z. margaretae etc.,[2] Z. imbricata being smaller, longer billed and rufous below.

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