Scientific Name 
Turdus iliacus
Arabic Name 
السمنة حمراء الجناح
Kuwaiti name 
20.0 cm
Least Concern


Rare winter visitor. A small shy thrush which may be easily overlooked. Although quite similar to the much more common Song Thrush, this bird is seen in very small numbers.
Where in Kuwait 
A shy bird that is not easily seen but is found it can be found in fields, mature gardens and around fruiting date palms and also where berry-bearing bushes and grassy areas occur in close proximity. Most sightings have been from Jahra Farms in winter
In the world 
It has an extremely large range and In Europe, trends since 1980 show that populations have undergone a moderate decline. Its breeding range extends from Iceland and the Faroe Islands, across northern and eastern Europe, and across Siberia to the Altai region and lower Kolyma River, Russia. A migratory species, it spends the winter in western and southern Europe, North Africa, around the Black and Caspian Seas, and into southwest Asia. The English name derives from the bird's red underwing
Local threats 
Habitat loss and degradation