Grand Cayman Thrush Turdus ravidus

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Turdidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Niels Larsen

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


Savage English (1916) described the song as "very subdued, recalling the warble of a Budgerigar" (Melopsittacus undulatus). The song on one occasion was given from a tall mangrove bush and the bird stayed in full sight for 5-10 minutes while singing. He also described a call given while the bird crossed a new road as a " 'Thrush' clatter", but again "just audible".

There are no known audio recordings of vocalizations of Grand Cayman Thrush.

Nonvocal Sounds

None described.

Recommended Citation

Larsen, N. (2014). Grand Cayman Thrush (Turdus ravidus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.