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Photo by Fritz73
Photo taken: Calilegua NP, Jujuy, Argentina.

Alternative name: Sclater's Nightingale-Thrush

Catharus maculatus


  • White to yellow underside with black or grey spots reaching upper throat and chin
  • Black head
  • Red to orange eye-ring
  • Upperside dark greyish olive
  • Reddish-orange bill and legs


South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela.


Formerly combined with Yellow-throated Nightingale-Thrush into Spotted Nightingale-Thrush.


Two subspecies are recognized[1].

  • C. m. maculatus:
  • C. m. blakei:


Cloud forest at 600 - 2300 m asl, and specifically linked to undergrowth in the forest.


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


Described as rich musical whistles well spaced with alternating higher and lower pitch.


  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. Herzog, SK, RS Terrill, AE Jahn, JV Remsen Jr.,O Maillars Z, VH Garcia-Soliz, R MacLeod, A Maccormick, & JQ Vidoz, 2019. Birds of Bolivia, Revised first ed. Associacion Armonia and Future Generations University Press. ISBN 975-99974-922-7-2
  3. Collar, N. (2021). Speckled Nightingale-Thrush (Catharus maculatus), version 1.0. 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.sponit2.01

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