Family Thrushes (Turdidae)

Least Concern

San Lucas Robin (Turdus confinis)


Taxonomy

French: Merle de San Lucas German: San-Lucas-Wanderdrossel Spanish: Zorzal de San Lucas
Taxonomy:

Turdus confinis

S. F. Baird

, 1864,

Todos Santos, Cape San Lucas, Baja California

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Previously considered conspecific with T. migratorius, but differs in its pale buff vs rufous breast to lower belly (3); mid-grey vs blackish-grey crown, head sides and throat streaks (2); complete vs partial white supercilium (2); somewhat longer bill (effect size 2.86, score 2); and marginally shorter tarsus (based on published evidence#R possibly 1); song “burrier and less strident”#R, but at least some T. migratorius from Mexican mainland sound burrier than those farther N (ns), hence more vocal data needed. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Sierra de la Laguna, in extreme S Baja California (W Mexico).

Descriptive notes

23–26 cm; 60–90 g. Similar to T. migratorius but paler overall, with greyish-brown (versus blackish-grey) upperparts, sandy-buff (vs. orange-... read more

Voice

A variable series of short phrases comprising fairly loud, low, rich, liquid caroling warbles, each... read more

Habitat

Little information. Breeds in arid to semi-humid pine and pine-oak (Pinus-Quercus... read more

Food and feeding

Presumably invertebrates and fruit, as for T. migratorius, but no published information.

Breeding

Nothing known.

Movements

Resident, aside from downward movements in elevation during the non-breeding season.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). No estimates of global population size or population trends. Reported to be common within its highly restricted range in S Baja... read more

Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Marks, J.S. (2019). San Lucas Robin (Turdus confinis). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/1344024 on 23 August 2019).