French: Grive tavelée German: Tropfenbrust-Musendrossel Spanish: Zorzalito overo
Subspecies and Distribution
C. d. ovandensis
Brodkorb, 1938 – S Mexico (Oaxaca, Chiapas).
C. d. dryas
(Gould, 1855) – Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and W Nicaragua (Tepesomoto–La Pataste Nature Reserve#R).
C. d. maculatus
(P. L. Sclater, 1858) – W Venezuela, E slope of Andes in Colombia S to W & E Ecuador, E Peru and W Bolivia.
C. d. blakei
Olrog, 1973 – S Bolivia S to N Argentina (Jujuy, Salta).
17–19 cm; 36–44 g. Male nominate race has sharply defined black head to submoustachial, with dull olive-grey upperparts, chin and throat rather plain buff, olive-... read more
Song, sometimes in flight, a series of very short, variable phrases, each consisting of 2–3... read more
Undergrowth of humid mossy montane, foothill and lower subtropical forest (cloudforest), especially... read more
Food and feeding
Forages commonly on ground among leaf litter, occasionally coming on to forest trails to feed in twilight. Sometimes attends army-ant... read more
May–Oct in Mexico and Aug in El Salvador; fledglings in Feb in Bolivia and Feb and Sept in Peru; juvenile Apr in Ecuador. Eggs 2,... read more
Resident; Ecuador record from as low as 175 m in Jul may refer to seasonal altitudinal movement,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally fairly common. Uncommon to rare (rarest of this genus) in Honduras. In 2010, recorded for the first time in Nicaragua. ... read more
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