Black-throated Thrush Turdus ruficollis atrogularis

The observation of a first winter male Black- (or Dark-) throated Thrush at Harlingen, the Netherlands, offered a nice opportunity to add a new plumage of this fine species to my 'list'. So it seemed a good idea to present these on my website.




The long-staying first winter female. Photographed at Den Helder, Noord-Holland. on 21 January 1996



First winter male. Photographed at Harlingen, Friesland on 22 December 2002






Above and below: the famous tame adult male, photographed on 13 April 1998 on the Wadden-isle of Terschelling, Friesland. Also famously under-twitched since only about 25 birders saw this beauty during its two-day stay on this island. I guess most birders were quite satisfied with the long-staying 1st winter female from 1996 until they saw the pictures of this one…

Rudy Offereins

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