French: Merle à ventre roux German: Rotbauchdrossel Spanish: Zorzal colorado
See T. nudigenis (below). Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
T. r. juensis
(Cory, 1916) – NE Brazil.
T. r. rufiventris
Vieillot, 1818 – E Bolivia, S Brazil, Paraguay, N Argentina and Uruguay.
23–25 cm; 68–82 g. Nominate race has olive-brown upperparts with browner wings and tail, brown-streaked whitish throat, buff-brown breast, pale orange on... read more
Song, from cover in tops of low trees, a fast rich caroling, loud, continuous and usually varied (... read more
Light woodland, second growth, semi-open forest thickets, savannas, chaco, pampas... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates and fruit, with more of latter. Invertebrates include especially earthworms, but also woodlice, spiders and insects (notably... read more
Fledglings Jan–Feb in Bolivia, mainly Aug–Nov but extending to Jan in Brazil, and Oct–Feb in Argentina; typically double-... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common and adaptable. In Brazil, occurs in gardens in Rio de Janeiro city, and abundant in Rio Grande do Sul, but seemingly much less numerous in... read more
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