White-necked Thrush (Turdus albicollis)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Pantiacolla, SE Peru

white-necked Thrush
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. San Martin, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Mato Grosso, Brazil (T. a. contemptus)

Identification & Behavior: ~20.5 cm (8 in). The White-necked Thrush has olive-brown upperparts and head. The throat is streaked with black white and bordered below by a white crescent. The underparts are entirely gray with dusky bill (spodiolaemus) or gray with rufous sides and flanks and yellow mandible (contemptus). It has yellow orbital skin. It forages in the understory and floor of interior forests in Amazonia. It is similar to the Black-billed Thrush but is distinguished by a narrow orbital skin, white crescent on the neck, and by foraging inside the forest.

Status: The White-necked Thrush is uncommon and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1300 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Zorzal de Cuello Blanco.

Sub-species: White-necked Thrush (Turdus albicollis spodiolaemus), Berlepsch and Stolzmann, 1896.   E Ecuador and W Brazil S to N Bolivia.
(Turdus albicollis contemptus), Hellmayr, 1902.  S Bolivia. Recorded in Puno, Peru.

Meaning of Name: Turdus: L. turdus= thrush. albicollis: L. albus= white and collis, collum = necked, throated.

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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.