French: Merle austral German: Magellandrossel Spanish: Zorzal patagón
Quoy and Gaimard
Subspecies and Distribution
T. f. magellanicus
P. P. King, 1831 – Austral Thrush – C & S Chile (including Juan Fernández Is) and S Argentina.
T. f. falcklandii
Quoy & Gaimard, 1824 – Falkland Thrush – Falkland Is.
23–26·5 cm; 95–113 g. Nominate race is warm brownish-olive above, with head blackish-brown to below eye, chin and throat stippled buffy and blackish,... read more
Song, from treetop well into night, variously considered “weak” and “rich... read more
Open understorey of dark Nothofagus forest to open forest, plantations, second growth,... read more
Food and feeding
Worms, snails, and arthropods (including insect larvae and pupae and, in Falklands, sandhoppers); also much fruit, and in Chiloé (... read more
Sept–Feb in Chile; at least Oct–Nov in Argentina, where also a nest with 1 egg in Jan; Aug–Dec in Falkland Is; up to... read more
Sedentary or with partial displacements. Disperses short distances in winter on mainland; in marked... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common to abundant in Chile and Argentina. In Falklands, expanded range dramatically in period 1930–1960; total population... read more
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