Family Thrushes (Turdidae)

Least Concern

Floodplain Thrush (Turdus debilis)


Taxonomy

French: Merle de Hellmayr German: Hellmayrdrossel Spanish: Zorzal piquinegro amazónico
Taxonomy:

Turdus ignobilis debilis

Hellmayr

, 1902,

Rio Madeira, western Brazil

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Very recently proposed for separation from T. ignobilis based on strong molecular and relatively weak plumage differences#R. This accepted here, given (vs all other taxa in T. ignobilis as constituted in HBW, including T. arthuri) greater amount of white on throat including small white mark on uppermost breast (2); more white on underparts (1); olive-brown upperparts (distinction too subtle to score; ns); use of floodplain (várzea) forest (1); and leisurely song (for speed allow 2) of single complex notes given one by one (allow 2)#R. Monotypic.

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Distribution:

Amazon floodplain from S Colombia, E Ecuador and E Peru to N Bolivia and NW Brazil (between R Negro and R Madeira)#R.

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N. (2019). Floodplain Thrush (Turdus debilis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/1344027 on 21 February 2019).