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Turdus leucomelas
Photo © by Jacamar
Photographed: Glasgow, East Bank Berbice, Guyana.


Grey head and nape, brown upperparts and rufous wings, white throat with dark streaks, grey-brown breast and flanks, olive-yellow bill.


Juvenile, Subspecies T. l. albiventer
Photo © by NJLarsen
Mountain House, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia, 19 August 2023

Northern Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas, eastern Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay and northern Argentina.


Three subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • T. l. albiventer
  • T. l. cautor
  • T. l. leucomelas


Forest borders and clearings as well as parks and gardens.


It builds a cup shaped nest of grasses and twigs which is covered with plant material.

Diet includes insects and fruit.


  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.

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