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Indian Blackbird

Turdus simillimus Jerdon, TC 1839

The Indian blackbird is a member of the thrush family Turdidae. It was formerly considered a subspecies of the common blackbird. It is found only in India and Sri Lanka. The subspecies from most of the Indian subcontinent, simillimus, nigropileus, bourdilloni and spencei, are small, only 19–20 centimetres long, and have broad eye-rings. They also differ in proportions, wing formula, egg colour and voice from the common blackbird. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Turdidae
Genus:
   Turdus
Scientific:
  Turdus simillimus


Original description

Citation:
  Jerdon, TC 1839

Reference:
   Madras J. Lit. Sci. 10 no.25 p. 253-254

Protonym:
  Turdus simillimus

Link:
  https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/176770#page/277/mode/1up


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  CED9626EA40D4D92

Avibase ID:
  avibase-CED9626E

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/CED9626E


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 916168

Geographic range:

  • Turdus simillimus simillimus: SW India (Mysore and w Madras)
  • Turdus simillimus bourdilloni: SW India (Kerala)
  • Turdus simillimus [nigropileus or spencei]: western, central, and southeastern India (mainly in the northern Western Ghats, Satpuras, and Eastern Ghats)
  • Turdus simillimus kinnisii: Hills of Sri Lanka
English:
Indian Blackbird
Catalan:
merla de l'Índia
Danish:
Sydindisk Solsort
German:
Indienamsel
Spanish:
Mirlo Indio
Spanish (Spain):
Mirlo Indio
Finnish:
intianmustarastas
French:
Merle des Nilgiri
Croatian:
indijski kos
Japanese (romaji):
indokuroutadori
Japanese:
インドクロウタドリ
Lithuanian:
indinis strazdas
Dutch:
Indische Merel
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Sholatrast
Norwegian:
Sholatrost
Polish:
kos indyjski
Portuguese:
melro-indiano
Russian:
Индийский чёрный дрозд
Slovak:
drozd indický
Serbian:
Indijski kos
Swedish:
indisk koltrast
Ukrainian:
Дрізд індостанський
Chinese:
印度乌鸫
Chinese (Traditional):
印度烏鶇


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2021:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2022:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2016:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2017:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2018:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2019:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
eBird version 1.50:
Eurasian Blackbird (Nilgiri) ( Turdus merula [simillimus Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
eBird version 2016:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
eBird version 2017:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
eBird version 2018:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
eBird version 2019:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
eBird version 2021:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
eBird version 2022:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Indian Blackbird ( Turdus simillimus) [version 2]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Turdus simillimus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Turdus [merula, mandarinus, simillimus or maximus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

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Catalan: merla de l'Índia
Danish: Sydindisk Solsort
German: Indienamsel
English: Eurasian Blackbird (Nilgiri), Indian Blackbird
English, HBW: Indian Blackbird
English (IOC): Indian Blackbird
English (United States): Indian Blackbird
Esperanto: Hindia merlo
Spanish: Mirlo Indio
Spanish (Spain): Mirlo Indio
Spanish (HBW): Indian Blackbird
Estonian: india musträstas
Finnish: intianmustarastas
French: Merle des Nilgiri
Croatian: indijski kos
Japanese (romaji): indokuroutadori
Japanese: インドクロウタドリ
Scientific: Turdus merula [simillimus Group], Turdus merula simillimus, Turdus simillimus, Turdus simillimus simillimus
Lithuanian: indinis strazdas
Malayalam: കരിങ്കിളി
Marathi: काळा कस्तूर
Dutch: Indische Merel, Nilgiri-lijster
Norwegian Nynorsk: Sholatrast
Norwegian: Sholatrost
Polish: kos indyjski
Portuguese: melro-indiano
Portuguese (Portugal): melro-indiano
Russian: Индийский чёрный дрозд
Slovak: drozd indický
Serbian: Indijski kos
Swedish: indisk koltrast
Tamil: Malai Chittaan
Turkish: Hint ardıcı
Ukrainian: Дрізд індостанський
Chinese: 印度乌鸫, 印度烏鶇 
Chinese (Traditional): 印度烏鶇

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