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Rufous-backed Robin

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Photo by SueO Hualtulco, Oaxaca, Mexico, December 2013
Photo by SueO
Hualtulco, Oaxaca, Mexico, December 2013

Alternative name: Rufous-backed Thrush

Turdus rufopalliatus

Includes Grayson's Thrush


[edit] Identification

Colors mainly rufous and grey, with white throat streaked black.

[edit] Variation

Subspecies graysoni is much less contrasty than the main form.

[edit] Distribution

Most likely subspecies graysoniPhoto by blubird San Blas, Nayarit, Mexico, March 2008
Most likely subspecies graysoni
Photo by blubird
San Blas, Nayarit, Mexico, March 2008

Western Mexico

[edit] Taxonomy

Two subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • T. r. rufopalliatus
  • T. r. graysoni

The subspecies graysoni is sometimes split as Grayson's Thrush.

[edit] Habitat

Dry to semihumid forests, edges, gardens.

[edit] Behaviour

Often on the ground, sometimes in bushes and trees but even then more frequently low.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from
  2. Howell & Webb, 1995. A guide to the birds of Mexico and northern Central America. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0198540124

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