I was stranded at the restaurant at Panern Thung, Kaengkrachan, due to heavy downpour.
After the rains stopped a slow drive along the road towards km 36 yielded this
magnificient Thrush. It was my very first sighting of a male bird, having only seen a female briefly some years back at Doi Pahompok.
The Siberian Thrush passes through Thailand on migration from Indonesia towards its breeding grounds in Siberia and Eastern Russia.
Being a zoothera it doesn't occur in flocks like the turdus thrushes but are mostly seen in pairs. They prefer to feed on the ground but will take to trees when disturbed.
I later saw another male in a tree.
Either way, it was very exciting to see this handsome bird and I am happy I can share some images with you.