Rufous-bellied Thrush

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Turdus rufiventris

Rufous-bellied Thrush

The Rufous-bellied is a songbird of the thrush family. This species is named after its distinctive reddish-orange underparts.

It is a large thrush, measuring about 9.84 inches in length.

Males weigh around 59 - 68 grams, while females weigh around 64 - 78 grams. Contrary to what one might expect from the rather marked weight difference, the females are not larger, only plumper; their tarsus is actually a bit shorter than that of males on average.

It has an olive-brown back and breast with an orange belly and a paler streaked throat. It also has a yellow eyering.

The song, which varies among regions, is usually long and quite monotonous.

Feeds mainly on fruits and arthropods.

Found in forests and urban wooded areas.

It occurs in most of east and southeast Brazil from Maranhão south to Rio Grande do Sul states, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and central regions of Argentina.

It builds an open-cup nest. The female lays 3 sometimes 2 eggs, which she solely incubates for 12 - 13 days.


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