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Creamy-bellied Thrush - BirdForum Opus

Adult male
Photo © by Celso Paris
South East Brazil, September 2018
Turdus amaurochalinus


22–25 cm (8¾-10 in)

  • Olive brown upperparts
  • Black lores
  • White, brown-streaked throat
  • Brownish-grey breast
  • White belly
  • Yellow bill


South America: found in eastern Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and central Argentina.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Open forest, and forest borders, cerrado, woodland, second growth, thorn thickets, hedgerows and gardens; they can also be seen in towns.



Their main diet consists of invertebrates, particularly termites taken in flight. They also eat fruit.


They use grass to construct a cup nest.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Arthur Grosset
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2018)

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