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Rufous-bellied Thrush - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Fabio
Porto Alegre, Brazil, September 2005
Turdus rufiventris


25cm (9¾ in)

  • Bright, orange-red belly
  • Dark streaks on the white throat
  • Narrow yellow eye ring


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


Moulting female
Photo by Daniesser
Manhumirim/MG, Brazil, December 2006


There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • T. r. juensis:
  • North-eastern Brazil (Piauí and Ceará to Pernambuco and western Bahia)
  • T. r. rufiventris:


Woodland areas, urban gardens, parks, backyards and forest edges.



Includes insects, spiders and fruit (oranges, papayas and coconuts).


The female builds a cup-shaped nest made from grass, leaves and moss and incubates 2-6 light-coloured, spotted eggs.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Rainforest Alliance
  4. Wikipedia

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