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Long-billed Thrush Zoothera monticola monticola   - Adult
Long-billed Thrush
Photographer : © Vivek Tiwari
Location :Mohan, outskirts of Corbett NP, Uttarakhand, India, India
Date : 17 February 2012
English synonyms:Greater Long-billed Thrush, Large Long-billed Thrush, Brown Thrush, Large Brown Thrush
Bird Family :Turdinae - Thrushes, Blackbirds & Shortwings
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :This is a somewhat uncommon bird, found near mountain streams in the Himalayas. It is perhaps often overlooked since it blends in well in mud and leaf-litter. The bill is really striking and the most outstanding part of the bird. We saw it use its sturdy bill to pick up and toss rocks as it foraged for invertebrates along a stream. - VT