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Pale-breasted Thrush

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Turdus leucomelas
Photo by Jacamar  Photographed: Glasgow, East Bank Berbice, Guyana.
Photo by Jacamar
Photographed: Glasgow, East Bank Berbice, Guyana.


[edit] Identification

Grey head and nape, brown upperparts and rufous wings, white throat with dark streaks, grey-brown breast and flanks, olive-yellow bill.

[edit] Distribution

Northern Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas, eastern Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay and northern Argentina.

[edit] Taxonomy

Three subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • T. l. albiventer
  • T. l. cautor
  • T. l. leucomelas

[edit] Habitat

Forest borders and clearings as well as parks and gardens.

[edit] Behaviour

It builds a cup shaped nest of grasses and twigs which is covered with plant material.

Diet includes insects and fruit.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.

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