Family Thrushes (Turdidae)

Least Concern

Maranon Thrush (Turdus maranonicus)


French: Merle du Maranon German: Marañóndrossel Spanish: Zorzal del Marañón

Turdus maranonicus


, 1880,

Callacate, northern Peru




Extreme S Ecuador and upper Marañón drainage in NW Peru (Cajamarca, La Libertad, Piura).

Descriptive notes

21·5 cm. Plumage is rich brown above with vague darker scales, dull white below, brown scaling on breast and flanks; bill and legs greyish. Sexes similar. Juvenile is... read more


Song a pleasant, leisurely, typical Turdus caroling, slower and with more slurred notes... read more


Deciduous woodland, secondary growth, clearings, arid scrub and gardens, also borders of relatively... read more

Food and feeding

Diet not known. Forages on ground, sometimes hopping boldly on ploughed fields and grassy areas. Primarily arboreal during day.


No information.


Presumably sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Marañón Valley EBA. Apparently fairly common. In Ecuador relatively numerous around Zumba, with... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. (2020). Maranon Thrush (Turdus maranonicus). 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 17 February 2020).