Chiguanco Thrush Turdus chiguanco


The Chiguanco Thrush is a sturdy member of the widespread genus Turdus.  Two main subspecies exist, with males of the southern race appearing blackish with an obvious orange eyering, while northern males are paler brown without an obvious eyering. Chiguanco Thrush overlaps in range with Great Thrush and can be visually confused with this larger congener.  The Chiguanco Thrush can be found hopping on the ground in arid and agricultural areas.

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

Recommended Citation

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