Family Thrushes (Turdidae)

Near Threatened

Unicolored Thrush (Turdus haplochrous)


French: Merle de Bolivie German: Palmaritodrossel Spanish: Zorzal boliviano

Turdus haplochrous


, 1931,

Palmarito, San Julián River, Chiquitos, Bolivia


See T. nudigenis, below. Present species apparently sister to T. sanchezorum#R. Monotypic.


N Bolivia (SE Beni, W Santa Cruz).

Descriptive notes

23–24 cm; 84 g. Plumage is olive-brown above, slightly paler below, with dark-streaked whitish throat; bill pale brownish-yellow; legs brown. Sexes similar. Juvenile... read more


Little information. Song a series of whistled phrases, similar to that of T. hauxwelli;... read more


Semi-deciduous woodland, semi-open forest and seasonally flooded riverine forest (várzea... read more

Food and feeding

No information.


No information.


Presumably sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Poorly known; apparently rare. Range appears to be very small and distribution patchy, although habitat... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Sharpe, C.J. (2020). Unicolored Thrush (Turdus haplochrous). 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 19 February 2020).