French: Merle aux yeux blancs German: Weißaugendrossel Spanish: Zorzal jamaicano
J. F. Gmelin, 1789,
23–24 cm; 59 g. Plumage is slate-grey from mantle to tail, pale grey-brown below; dark chestnut-brown head, white eye; white chin and throat streaked chestnut-brown,... read more
Song a series of repeated, musical phrases, including whistled “hee-haw”, resembling... read more
Wet forests and gulleys, also shade coffee plantations and other wooded areas; from 100 m to peaks.
Food and feeding
Fruits and invertebrates, latter including earthworms and insects. Fruits include Trophis racemosa (Moraceae), Nectandra... read more
Apr–Jun. Nest a bulky cup of plant material, placed in tree. Eggs 2–3, pale bluish-green with heavy speckling. No other... read more
Resident; part of higher-breeding population ranges into lowland valleys when not breeding.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Jamaica EBA. Fairly common in mountains. Present in Blue Mountain and John Crow National Park.
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