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Yellow-throated Nightingale-Thrush - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Gould's Nightingale-Thrush

Catharus dryas


  • Yellow to peach underside with black or grey spots not reaching upper throat
  • Black head
  • Orange eye-ring
  • Upperside olive
  • Reddish-orange bill and pink legs


Central America: Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and northern Nicaragua.



Two subspecies recognized[1]:

  • C. d. ovandensis:
  • Highlands of southern Mexico (southeastern Oaxaca and Chiapas)
  • C. d. dryas:


Undergrowth of moist forests at 1200-2800 m asl. The types of forest includes deciduous and oak-pine forest and occasionally coffee plantations.


Shy and not easily seen. When seen usually is on the ground. It seems to search for food among leaf litter.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Fagan, J & O Komar 2016. Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Northern Central America. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, New York, New York, USA. ISBN 978-0-544-37326-6
  3. Collar, N. (2021). Yellow-throated Nightingale-Thrush (Catharus dryas), version 1.1. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.spnthr1.01.1

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