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(Redirected from American Bare-eyed Thrush)
Alternative names: Bare-eyed Robin; Bare-eyed Thrush; Yellow-eyed Thrush
Upperparts are plain brown, with underside lighter. Throat is striped with white and brown, but a much more obvious field mark is the large yellow eyering that consists of bare facial skin. The bill is yellow. The color of the brown parts can vary quite a bit, some of the variation might be dependent on light quality, but some may also depend on geographic variation.
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Northern Brazil to Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago, and the southern Lesser Antilles reaching at least to Guadeloupe. This bird has been spreading north through the Lesser Antilles for example arriving in Martinique in 1951.
Two subspecies are recognized:
Ecuadorian Thrush is included in this species by some authorities, but the Opus follow a majority among world-wide checklists according to which it is split.
This species has in the Americas traditionally been known as Bare-eyed Robin or Bare-eyed Thrush, and those are the names mostly used in local field guides. However, Bare-eyed Thrush on a world wide basis refer to the African species Turdus tephronotus. Therefore, the South American Classification Committee and IOC have changed to Spectacled Thrush, which seems to be the name of the future for this species (Yellow-eyed Thrush is a misnomer as the eye is not yellow).
Nesting usually happens May-August (in Trinidad and Tobago) Nest is usually built in a strong branch fork 6-25 feet above ground. Clutch averages almost 3 eggs, and sometimes, two clutches occur per year.
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