May 13, 2016 – Japanese Thrush (Turdus cardis)

These thrushes are found in the forests of Japan, China, North and South Korea, and parts of Southeast Asia and Russia. They feed on insects and fallen fruit, as well as some earthworms, gathered on the forest floor. Females build nests primarily in dead trees, constructing them from grass and dead plants packed together with mud. Males stay near the nesting sites. While not globally threatened, some local breeding populations are disappearing due to habitat loss and construction.