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White-throated Thrush with Clay-colored Thrush
Photo © by njlarsen
Finca Lerida, Boquete, Panama
Turdus assimilis

Includes: Dagua Thrush
Not to be confused with the White-throated Ground Thrush from Asia.

Identification

Upper parts dark gray, underparts lighter. Very similar to other large thrushes in the Turdus genus in habits and appearance, but has diagnostic white patch under a black-streaked throat.

Distribution

Photo © by Oregonian
Las Tarrales, Guatemala.

From Mexico to Panama, Colombia and Ecuador.

Taxonomy

There are eleven subspecies that are recognized in this species[1].

One of them, daguae, is considered a distinct species (Dagua Thrush) by some authorities. White-throated Thrush has been lumped with White-necked Thrush in the past.

Habitat

Forest and edges

Behaviour

This bird is somewhat shy, much more likely to be in the middle of a bush than out in the open.

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/

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