French: Merle à miroir German: Weißkinndrossel Spanish: Zorzal gorjiblanco
J. F. Gmelin, 1789,
“in Jamaicae montibus” = mountains of Jamaica.
24–26·5 cm; 82 g. Plumage is glossy dark brownish-grey above, shading to mid-grey below, palest on belly and flanks, with white wing patch, chin, mid-belly and... read more
Song, given late Feb to Aug, a musical lullaby-like “turé-too-too”, repeated... read more
Forests, woodland, road edges, citrus and banana plantations, pastures, cultivated areas and... read more
Food and feeding
Slugs, snails, insects and their larvae (including moths), earthworms, berries, frogs, tree-toads, small mice, fledgling birds and lizards... read more
Mainly May–Jul, second brood extending into Aug. Nest a coarse untidy cup of leaves, fibrous roots, twigs and interwoven bits of... read more
Sedentary; claimed that some move to lower elevations in non-breeding season, but this may be a... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Jamaica EBA. Very common and widespread. Formerly, at least, was regarded as good eating, and frequently taken... read more
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