White-throated Thrush

Turdus assimilis




Thrushes (Turdidae)

Code 4


Code 6



Egg Color:

Light blue or white with gray and red brown flecks

Number of Eggs:

2 - 4

Incubation Days:

12 - 14

Egg Incubator:


Nest Location:

In trees or bush.

Nest Material:

Rootlets, grass, moss, and mud.





White-throated Thrush: Large thrush with brown upperparts, gray underparts, and white undertail coverts. Darker head has thin, yellow eye-ring. Brown-streaked white throat is bordered below with thick white crescent. Sexes are similar.

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.

Breeding and Nesting

White-throated Thrush: Two to four gray and red brown flecked, light blue or white eggs are laid in a cup nest made of rootlets, grass, moss, and mud, with a lining of finer materials. Incubation ranges from 12 to 14 days and is carried out by the female.

Foraging and Feeding

White-throated Thrush: Feeds on insects, berries, and some fruits; forages in all parts of trees, spending most of its time in mid to upper levels.

Readily Eats

Raisins, Currants, Nut Meal


White-throated Thrush: Song is a pleasant warbling with thrasher-like phrases,“skwee-churrilee-cheek-cheek-cheek-chur-skweeilew-chur-chur-chur, skwer skweeereri-tsik-tsik tsi-tsi-tsi”. Some males mimic other birds. Call is a throaty "kyow", "tec", "turrr", "iit-trr", "krrrk", "tzi-lit" or "reeuh, reeuh."

Similar Species

White-throated Thrush: Clay-colored Thrush has pale brown, paler bill, white throat with olive-brown streaking, and lacks white collar.


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

Undertail covertsX
Small feathers that cover the areas where the retrices (tail feathers) attach to the rump.
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X