French: Merle de La Selle German: Haitidrossel Spanish: Zorzal de La Española
Massif de la Selle, 6000 feet [c. 1830 m], Haiti.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
T. s. swalesi
(Wetmore, 1927) – S Haiti and SW Dominican Republic.
T. s. dodae
G. R. Graves & Olson, 1986 – C Dominican Republic.
26–27 cm; 88–110 g. Nominate race is blackish above, including soft-edged hood, shading to deep rufous-chestnut mid-belly and flanks, blackish thighs, white lower... read more
Song a long-sustained, slow and deliberately spaced series of loud, low, fluty phrases, e.g.... read more
Dense shrubby understorey of subtropical moist montane broadleaf forest, also planted clearings... read more
Food and feeding
Earthworms, insects and fruit, including Persea anomala; seen to take wild strawberries in grass at edge of trail. Forages mostly... read more
May–Jul. Nest a bulky cup made mainly of moss, placed at low to middle height in shrub or tree. Eggs 2–3, greenish-blue with... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Previously considered Endangered. Restricted-range species: present in Hispaniola EBA. Global range 4100 km². Population placed in range 2500–10,000... read more
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