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- n. Old World thrushes
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Forest areas are characterized with blackcock (Lyrurus tetrix), and other forest birds (Dendrocopos major, Oriolus oriolus, Columba palumbus, Streptopelia turtur, Parus cyanus, Phoenicurus phoenicurus, Anthus trivialis) and others.
Another rail which may be seen sometimes in the Botanical Gardens at Ootacamund is the white-breasted water-hen (_Amaurornis phoenicurus_).
He called restarts “red tails” and the bird’s scientific name, Phoenicurus phoenicurus, means “red tail red tail,” as if the name must itself quiver.
a thicket of scrubby vegetation, we found a rookery of many thousands of the superb red-tailed tropic bird (_Phaeton phoenicurus_), also engaged in incubation.