French: Merle ardoisé German: Andengraudrossel Spanish: Zorzal plomizo andino
Andes of SW Ecuador (Loja) and NW Peru (Piura, Cajamarca) and from C Bolivia S to C Argentina; non-breeding also S Ecuador S to Bolivia.
18–21·5 cm; 50–67·5 g. Male is slate-grey above, shading to slightly paler below, and whitish on belly to vent, with dark-streaked white throat;... read more
Song given only in spring and summer, very ventriloquial, from hidden perch, a series of rather... read more
Canopy and borders of subtropical humid montane forest, secondary woodland, eucalyptus plantations... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, but mainly fruit. Invertebrates include snails, beetles, ants and flies; fruits reported include Psychotria, ... read more
Season Nov–Feb in NW Peru (where sometimes present from early Aug); Dec–Feb in Bolivia; Oct–Dec (fledglings Jan–Feb) in NW Argentina, where... read more
Recent evidence indicates that species is a partial or austral migrant: largely non-breeding... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally common, but generally uncommon in Peru and treated as Near Threatened in Ecuador. In SW Ecuador, considered at some risk from... read more
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