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Subspecies goodfellowi
Photo by Robert_Scanlon
Near Cali, Colombia, May 2004
Turdus ignobilis

Identification

21·5–24 cm (8½-9½ in)

  • Olive-brown upperparts
  • Lighter underparts
  • Darker face
  • Whitish throat with brownish streaks

Sexes similar.

Distribution

Sub species debilis
Photo by Stanley Jones
Moyobamba, San Martín, Peru, December 2016

South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil

Taxonomy

Pantepui Thrush and Campina Thrush have been split from this species.

Subspecies

Three subspecies are recognized[1].

  • T. i. ignobilis:
  • T. i. goodfellowi:
  • Colombia (Cauca Valley and west slope of Western Andes)
  • T. i. debilis:

Habitat

Moist lowland forests, moist montanes, dry shrubland. Plantations, gardens, brushlands

Behaviour

Diet

They have a varied diet, consisting of fruit, seeds and insects. Items taken include beetles, flies, works, crickets, caterpillars, guavas, bananas and papayas.

Breeding

Their coarsely constructed nest is a cup made from moss lined thickly with rootlets.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2017)
  4. Wikipedia

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