varzea thrush

Varzea Thrush (Turdus sanchezorum)

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

varzea thrush
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Moyobamba, San Martin

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Moyobamba, San Martin

varzea_thrush
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Moyobamba, San Martin

varzea_thrush
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Near Manaus, Brazil


Identification & Behavior: ~22.5 cm (8.8 in). The Varzea Thrush has dusky-brown upperparts and brown underparts. The center of the belly, vent, and undertail coverts are whitish. The throat is whitish streaked with dusky. The bill is yellowish. It has a yellowish orbital skin. It forages in the understory and also on the ground of varzea or seasonally flooded forests as well as forest edges and semi-open habitats. It is similar to the Hauxwell’s Thrush but is distinguished by having a duller brown plumage, yellowish bill, and yellowish eyering.

Status: The Varzea Thrush is uncommon along the Amazon, and part of the Ucayali, and lower Mara‎ñon Rivers. It is also found in the Mayo Valley away from varzea forest habitats. The Varzea Thrush also occurs in Co and Br.

Name in Spanish: Zorzal de Várzea.

Sub-species: Varzea Thrush (Turdus sanchezorum), O’Neill, Lane and Naka, 2011.

Meaning of Name: Turdus: L. turdus= thrush. sanchezorum: In honor of Manuel Sánchez S. (fl. 2010) and Marta Chávez de Sánchez field assistants on collecting expeditions in Peru.

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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.