Chestnut-bellied Thrush Turdus fulviventris

  • © Carl Downing

A distinctive montane Turdus of northwestern South America, the Chestnut-bellied Thrush is the bird continent’s closest approximation of the American Robin. Found locally in the Andes from Venezuela south to northern Peru between 1400 and 2600 meters in elevation, the species inhabits humid montane forest and adjacent open areas. In appearance, it has a blackish head and throat, dark gray upperparts, gray breast, and rufous belly with white undertail. Singing from the canopy, Chestnut-bellied Thrush often gives a rich, buzzy song of varied phrases, reminiscent of a mockingbird.

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© Paul A. Schwartz

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Chestnut-bellied Thrush (Turdus fulviventris), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: