White-throated Thrush

Turdus assimilis

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Thrushes (Turdidae)

Code 4

WTTH

Code 6

TURASS

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The White-throated Thrush, formally called the White-throated Robin, has a range from southern Mexico south to Ecuador and Columbia. They skulk in the forests searching for fruits in the understory of the canopy. It lives in mountainous forests and subtropical or tropical dry or moist lowland forests. The White-throated Thrush forages for its food including fruit, berries, and small invertebrates. Currently, the conservation rating for the White-throated Thrush is Least Concern.

SUMMARY

Overview

White-throated Thrush: Large thrush, brown upperparts, gray underparts, white undertail coverts. Darker head has thin, yellow eye-ring. Bill is dark gray to yellowish. Brown-streaked white throat is bordered below with thick white crescent. Direct, swift flight on rapidly beating wings.

 

Range and Habitat

White-throated Thrush: Found in Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and the United States. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

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White-throated Thrush SONGS AND CALLS

White-throated Thrush H1

Call is a throaty "kyow" or "reeuh".

White-throated Thrush H2

Song is a pleasant series of warbles.

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"kyow", "reeuh-reeuh"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The White-throated Thrush was previously known as the White-throated Robin.
  • There are eleven subspecies, one of which, daguae, is considered a seperate species by some authorities.
  • The first documented record for the United States was in February, 1990. The next time this species occurred here was in February, 1998.
  • A group of robins are collectively known as a "worm" of robins.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP NORTH AMERICA

About this North America Map

This map shows how this species is distributed across North America.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Artist

Irina Rud-Volga

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Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

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