Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae (Thrushes)  
Genus: Turdus (16 species, 82 worldwide)

White-necked Thrush
White-necked Thrush (Turdus albicollis spodiolaemus)
Wildsumaco Lodge, Sumaco, Ecuador  

Heard more often than seen in mature tropical forests.

Dagua Thrush
Dagua Thrush (Turdus daguae)
Río Canandé reserve, Esmeraldas province, Ecuador.  
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

Split from the White-throated Thrush

Yellow-legged Thrush
Yellow-legged Thrush (Turdus flavipes venezuelensis)
Santa Marta Sierra Nevada, Colombia  
Photograph by Robert Scanlon   © All Rights Reserved.

Chestnut-bellied Thrush
Chestnut-bellied Thrush (Turdus fulviventris)
Putumayo, Colombia  
Photograph by Brayan Coral Jaramillo   © All Rights Reserved.

Cocoa Thrush
Cocoa Thrush (Turdus fumigatus aquilonalis)
Photograph by Feroze Omardeen     Copyright and usage info

Great Thrush
Great Thrush (Turdus fuscater quindio) Male
San Sebastian Reserve, Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia
  The male has an orange eye-ring.

Great Thrush
Great Thrush (Turdus fuscater clarus) Female
Perijá Mountains, Cesar, Colombia
  A light colored race from north Colombia and Venezeula.

A large pigeon-sized Thrush that is often very common. Colors range from creamy brown to dark grey-black across its large range.

Clay-colored Thrush
Clay-colored Thrush (Turdus grayi)
Arenal, Costa Rica  

National bird of Costa Rica. Note red eye, pale-colored bill, and uniform brown color.

Hauxwell's Thrush
Hauxwell's Thrush (Turdus hauxwelli)
Manu, Madre de Dios, Peru  
Photograph by Joao Quental     Copyright and usage info

Black-billed Thrush
Black-billed Thrush (Turdus ignobilis goodfellowi)
Tatama National Park, Pueblo Rico, Risaralda, Colombia  

A large passerine (when compared to a tanager), and often common in cities.

Lawrence's Thrush
Lawrence's Thrush (Turdus lawrencii)
Sani Lodge, Ecuador
  Known to mimic other birds and animals (Athanas).
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

Pale-breasted Thrush
Pale-breasted Thrush (Turdus leucomelas albiventer)
Rio Claro Canyon Reserve, Antioquia, Colombia  

Pale-eyed Thrush
Pale-eyed Thrush (Turdus leucops)
Otún Quimbaya Wildlife Sanctuary, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia  

Spectacled Thrush
Spectacled Thrush (Turdus nudigenis)
Botanical Gardens, Caracas, Venezuela  

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Pale-vented Thrush (Turdus obsoletus)

Black-hooded Thrush
Black-hooded Thrush (Turdus olivater)
Photograph by Terry S. Baltimore   © All Rights Reserved.

Glossy-black Thrush
Glossy-black Thrush (Turdus serranus fuscobrunneus)
Cali, Colombia
  May appear very similar to Great Thrush. The Glossy-black Thrush is smaller, and look for the back and belly being exactly the same shade of glossy black.

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