Family Thrushes (Turdidae)

Least Concern

Hauxwell's Thrush (Turdus hauxwelli)


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

Turdus hauxwelli


, 1869,

Pebas, Peru


See T. leucomelas. Monotypic.


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


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


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.


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


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 on 26 August 2019).