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Plumbeous-backed Thrush

From Opus

Turdus reevei


[edit] Identification

23-24 cm.

  • Bluish slate-grey upperparts
  • White or bluish-white eye
  • Dark-streaked white throat terminating in a small white crescent
  • Pale grey breast shading to white on belly and with orange-buff wash on flanks
  • Whitish vent
  • Pale yellow bill and legs

Females are browner-headed than males. Juveniles are similar to adults but browner and with buff spots and streaks above and dark scalloping below.

[edit] Distribution

Found in western Ecuador and northwestern Peru.
A restricted-range species, uncommon to locally common.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.

[edit] Habitat

Subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montanes.
Occurs mainly below 1600 m, recorded in Ecuador up to 2500 m.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Little known. Often seen in fruiting trees, sometimes in mixed-species flocks.

[edit] Breeding

Breeds during rainy sesaon from January to March/April. One described nest was an open thick-walled cup made of grasses and other plant material. It was placed 2 m up in a small tree leaning over a ravine. Other nests were in spiny trees, usually well hidden and 3 to 5 m above the ground.

[edit] Movements

Seasonal movements recorded but still unclear. Seems to follow rains.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Jan 2018)

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