An Introduction to the Birds of Tropical America

    Songbirds - Thrushes  

Thrushes are commonly thought of as medium-sized ground birds who look for worms. One notable exception is the Solitaire family, which sing beautifully from the canopy.

Andean Solitaire
Andean Solitaire (Myadestes ralloides)
La Romera, Itagui, Antioquia, Colombia
Andean Solitaires have a beautiful metallic song often heard in Andean cloud forests, although the bird is rarely seen.

Great Thrush
Great Thrush (Turdus fuscater) Male
San Sebastian Reserve, Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia
A large thrush of higher Andean elevations.

Pale-breasted Thrush
Pale-breasted Thrush (Turdus leucomelas)
Minca, Magdalena, Colombia

Swainson's Thrush
Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)
La Romera, Itagui, Antioquia, Colombia
The most common migrant species.

White-necked Thrush
White-necked Thrush (Turdus albicollis)
Wildsumaco Lodge, Sumaco, Ecuador
A secretive thrush found in Amazonian lowlands.

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