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Old Tuesday 7th August 2018, 19:33   #1
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Glossy -black Thrush

Can someone please confirm that this is a Glossy -black Thrush? Taken in Yanacocha Reserve Ecuador in July.
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Old Tuesday 7th August 2018, 19:47   #2
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Sure looks like it to me.
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Old Tuesday 7th August 2018, 20:14   #3
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Hmm not sure about this. Alternative is great thrush. This is normally lighter in colour, esp. on the underparts but dark individuals can approach (light) glossy-black males. Tail length is possibly the indicative character, with great ~ equal to body excluding head, glossy-black slightly shorter. Here, suggestion is it's slightly shorter favouring glossy-black but the angle doesn't help and foreshortens it. The uniform underparts also favour glossy-black. Great is generally much more visible (e.g. in central Quito)

[edit] my first thought when I saw it was great thrush, mostly for the reasons Andrew suggests but not certain and points I note above favour Glossy - black

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Seen many Great's but this bird looked different, darker, as well as, more uniform. That's why I thought it might be a Glossy-black Thrush. Thanks Dave and Fern.
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I'd favour Great Thrush. The plumage tone seems noticeably brownish to me, which is right for Great Thrush. I'd expect Glossy Black Thrush to look blacker, more glossy and perhaps with a slight blue tone.
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Old Tuesday 7th August 2018, 21:40   #6
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Appreciate help. Thanks Andrew.
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I see you point. Thanks Niels.
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