French: Merle à bec noir German: Schwarzschnabeldrossel Spanish: Zorzal piquinegro andino
P. L. Sclater
Nova Grenada [= Bogotá]
Subspecies and Distribution
T. i. ignobilis
P. L. Sclater, 1858 – Magdalena Valley and C & E Andes of Colombia and W Venezuela.
T. i. goodfellowi
E. J. O. Hartert & Hellmayr, 1901 – W slope of W Andes and Cauca Valley, W Colombia.
T. i. murinus
Salvin, 1885 –
tepuis of S Venezuela, W Guyana (Roraima, Merume Mts)#R and N Brazil (Roraima National Park)#R.
21·5–24 cm; 52–81 g. Nominate race is olive-brown above, paler below, with slightly darker face, brown-streaked off-white throat, whitish mid-belly to vent... read more
Song a typical Turdus series of phrases, but subdued and uninspired, with close... read more
Clearings, semi-open areas, savannas with gallery woodland, lighter secondary woodland, humid... read more
Food and feeding
Beetles and flies, berries, fruits and seeds found in stomachs. Recorded also taking worms, crickets and caterpillars. Forages mainly in... read more
Season Dec–Aug and Oct in Colombia; in S Venezuela, males in breeding condition in Feb. Nest a coarse cup of moss with thick lining... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common to common. Notably numerous in W Colombia and generally widespread in the country, acting as replacement of T.... read more
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