Marañón Thrush (Turdus maranonicus)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Chillo, Amazonas

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Hacienda Limon, Cajamarca

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Jaen, Cajamarca

Age: Juvenile | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Hacienda Limon, Cajamarca

Identification & Behavior: ~23 cm (9 in). The Marañon Thrush has brown upperparts with a black bill. The throat is whitish. The rest of the underparts are whitish heavily scaled or spotted with brown. It forages mostly on the ground in semi-open habitats and forest edges. The adult plumage is unmistakable but see the Swainson’s Thrush and other juvenile turdus.

Status: The Marñon Thrush is fairly common in the Marañon Drainage at elevations ranging between 400-2000 m. It also occurs in Ec.

Name in Spanish: Zorzal del Marañón.

Sub-species: Marañón Thrush (Turdus maranonicus), Taczanowski, 1880.

Meaning of Name: Turdus: L. turdus= thrush. maranonicus: In reference to the Río Marañón, Peru and the upper reaches of that river.

See more of the Family Turdidae  peru aves

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.