French: Merle leucomèle German: Fahlbrustdrossel Spanish: Zorzal sabiá
Subspecies and Distribution
T. l. cautor
Wetmore, 1946 – extreme N Colombia (Guajira Peninsula).
T. l. albiventer
Spix, 1824 – N & NE Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas and NE Brazil.
T. l. leucomelas
Vieillot, 1818 – NC & SE Peru, SC, S & E Brazil, W, C & E Bolivia, E Paraguay and NE Argentina; expanding S to NE Uruguay#R.
23–27 cm; 47–78 g. Nominate race is pale olive-brown above, slightly brighter and rustier on wing-coverts and edges of secondaries, darker on primaries and tail,... read more
Song, from middle or upper strata of trees, sometimes in flight, a series of melodious phrases with... read more
Borders of humid forest, open forest, edge and adjacent clearings, drier deciduous woodland, light... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly fruit, with relatively little animal matter; insects (beetles), worms and small lizards recorded. One has been seen killing and... read more
Jan–Aug in Colombia; Jul–Aug (but sings mainly Dec–Jul, probably breeds most of year) in Venezuela; all year but mainly... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common. In Colombia, seldom numerous but fairly common in Santa Marta foothills near Minca. In Venezuela common, and one of... read more
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