White-throated  Thrush

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Turdus assimilis

White-throated Thrush

The White-throated Thrush is a large thrush of woodland and forest, mainly found in foothills and highlands, but some wander to lowlands in winter.

The White-throated Thrush measures about 9.1 inches in length, with a wingspan of 15 inches and weighs about 54 grams. It features a distinctive black and white streaked throat bounded by a solid white crescent. Breast is light gray to gray-brown, back is dark gray to gray-brown. It also has bold yellow eyerings, bill and feet.

SONG: Described as being similar to an American Robin.

Feeds on insects and other small invertebrates, fruits and berries.

Found in a variety of forested habitats in its native range, including tropical and subtropical dry or moist forests. They are often found in montane forest areas.

Mexico and Central America, ranging south to central Panama.

The nest is a cup made of grasses, moss, rootlets, and other vegetative material, bound together with mud and lined with finer material.

The female lays between 2 and 4 eggs, and incubates them alone. The eggs hatch after about 14 days, and both parents help to raise and feed the young. The young fledge about 14 days after hatching.


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