Family Thrushes (Turdidae)

Least Concern

Hauxwell's Thrush (Turdus hauxwelli)


Taxonomy

French: Merle de Hauxwell German: Hauxwelldrossel Spanish: Zorzal de Hauxwell
Taxonomy:

Turdus hauxwelli

Lawrence

, 1869,

Pebas, Peru

.

See T. leucomelas. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Upper Amazonia in SE Colombia, E Ecuador, E Peru, W Brazil and N Bolivia.

Descriptive notes

23 cm; 69 g. Rich rufous-brown above, slightly stronger rufous on rump, mid-brown below, with dark-streaked whitish throat, whitish belly and vent, latter with brown tips;... read more

Voice

Song a leisurely, long-lasting series of simple but melodious phrases, with cadence reminiscent of... read more

Habitat

Lower strata and subcanopy of humid lowland forest and woodland, including terra firme and... read more

Food and feeding

Invertebrates and fruits. Comes to fruiting trees. Also forages on ground at edges and in clearings.

Breeding

A nest in Amazonas state, W Brazil, was in the crown of small spiny palm, c. 2·5 m above ground, and had two eggs in Mar; nest was a... read more

Movements

Presumably sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common, and locally common; scarce in Ecuador. Shy and elusive; easily overlooked. Its habitat at present remains pristine over... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. (2019). Hauxwell's Thrush (Turdus hauxwelli). 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/58300 on 26 August 2019).