Hauxwell’s Thrush (Turdus hauxwelli)

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

hauxwell's thrush
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Manu National Park, Madre de Dios

hauxwell's thrush
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Tambopata, Madre de Dios

hauxwell's thrush
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Aguas Verdes, San Martin

hauxwell's thrush
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Pando, Bolivia

Identification & Behavior: ~22.5 cm (8.8 in). The Hauxwell’s Thrush is a uniformly rich brown with a whitish lower belly, vent, and undertail coverts mottled with dusky. The bill is blackish. It has no orbital skin. It forages in the understory of forest interior, often on the ground. It is similar to the Varzea Thrush but is distinguished by having warmer brown plumage, blackish bill, and by lacking an orbital skin.

Status: The Hauxwell’s Thrush is uncommon and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1200 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Zorzal de Hauxwell.

Sub-species: Hauxwell’s Thrush (Turdus hauxwelli), Lawrence, 1869.

Meaning of Name: Turdus: L. turdus= thrush. hauxwelli: In honor of John Hauxwell (fl. 1868) English collector in Peru and Brazil.

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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.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2016.