Alternative name: Rufous-backed Thrush
- Turdus rufopalliatus
Includes Grayson's Thrush
Colors mainly rufous and grey, with white throat streaked black.
Subspecies graysoni is much less contrasty than the main form.
Two subspecies are recognized:
- T. r. rufopalliatus
- T. r. graysoni
The subspecies graysoni is sometimes split as Grayson's Thrush.
Dry to semihumid forests, edges, gardens.
Often on the ground, sometimes in bushes and trees but even then more frequently low.
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