Order: Passeriformes | Family: Turdidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Manu Road, Cuzco
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Ecuador
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Colombia
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil
Status: The Swainson’s Thrush is a common Boreal migrant expected in Peru during the months of September through April. It is widespread in Amazonia and also on the east slope of the Andes up to 3500 m. It also winters in humid and semi-deciduous forests in northwest Peru in Tumbes. The Swainson’s Thrush also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Zorzal de Swainson.
Sub-species: Swainson’s Thrush (Catharus ustulatus incanus), (Godfrey), 1952. C & E Alaska and W Canada; non-breeding Colombia and Venezuela S to Peru.
(Catharus ustulatus swainsoni), (Tschudi), 1845. C & E Canada and N USA; non-breeding South America.
(Catharus ustulatus appalachiensis), Ramos, 1991. E USA; non-breeding Colombia S to NE Peru.
Meaning of Name: Catharus: Gr. katharos= pure, clean. ustulatus: L. urere= to burn, ustulatus= burnt.
- 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.