Chestnut-bellied Thrush (Turdus fulviventris)

Order: Passeriformes | Family: Turdidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Eastern Andes, Colombia

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Eastern Andes, Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Eastern Andes, Colombia

Age: Juveniles | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Zamora Chinchipe, Ecuador

Identification & Behavior: ~24 cm (9.4 in). The male Chestnut-bellied Thrush has a black head and gray upperparts and breast. The belly is chestnut. The bill and orbital skin are yellow-orange. The female is a dull version of the male. It forages largely on the ground near forest edges. The adult plumage is unmistakable. The juvenile has spotted underparts.

Status: The Chestnut-bellied Thrush is uncommon to rare in montane forests of the east slope of the Andes north of the Marañon Valley at elevations ranging between 1800-2350 m. It also occurs in Co ad Ec.

Name in Spanish: Zorzal de Vientre Castaño.

Sub-species: Chestnut-bellied Thrush (Turdus fulviventris), P. L. Sclater, 1858.

Meaning of Name: Turdus: L. turdus= thrush. fulviventris: L. fulvus= tawny and venter, ventris= belly.

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Distribution Map


    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 03/01/2016.