French: Merle à pattes jaunes German: Gelbfußdrossel Spanish: Mirlo azulado
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Subspecies and Distribution
T. f. venezuelensis
(Sharpe, 1900) – #RN & E Colombia and N & W Venezuela.
T. f. melanopleura
(Sharpe, 1900) – #RNE Venezuela and Trinidad.
T. f. xanthoscelus
(Jardine, 1847) – Tobago.
T. f. polionotus
(Sharpe, 1900) – #RS Venezuela, WC Guyana and NE Brazil.
T. f. flavipes
Vieillot, 1818 – SE Brazil, SE Paraguay and NE Argentina.
22 cm; 55–72 g. Male nominate race has black hood to breast (variably lower), black wings and tail, dull slate-grey on rest of plumage; yellow bill, eyering and legs.... read more
Song, from treetop, highly variable within and among individuals, sometimes very musical and... read more
Most strata (including lower middle levels and canopy) and borders of humid forest and secondary... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly fruit, e.g. on Trinidad those of Myrcia, Sloanea and matchwood (Didymopanax); also insects. In Brazil,... read more
Jun, and juveniles in Sept and Dec, in Colombia; Mar–Jul in Trinidad; Nov–Jan in S Brazil; song mainly during first half of... read more
Apparently sedentary in Andean part of range, but speculated to be partial migrant at least in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common. Fairly common in Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, although endemic race xanthoscelus in Tobago inevitably has extremely... read more
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