Pale-vented Thrush Turdus obsoletus)

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

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Panama


Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Colombia

pale-vented_thrush
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Colombia

pale-vented_thrush
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Colombia


Identification & Behavior: ~23 cm (9 in). The Pale-vented Thrush is uniformly rufous-brown with a white lower belly, vent, and undertail coverts. The bill is black and has no eye ring. It forages in the forest interior in the understory and on the ground. It is distinguished from the Ecuadorian Thrush by a rich-rufous brown plumage, a black bill, and by lacking a yellow eyering.

Status: The Pale-vented Thrush is rare in the semi-deciduous forest of extreme northwest Peru in Tumbes. The status of this thrush is poorly known as it is known from only sight records in the region. It appears to range at elevations between 400-840 m. It also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Zorzal Vientre Pálido.

Sub-species: Pale-vented Thrush (Turdus obsoletus parambanus), E. Hartert, 1920.

Meaning of Name: Turdus: L. turdus= thrush. obsoletus: L. obsolescere= to wear outm, obsoletus= plain, worn out, forgotten.

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Distribution Map
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References:

    • 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.