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Plumbeous-backed Thrush Turdus reevei

  • © Glenn Bartley

The Plumbeous-backed Thrush is a striking, bicolored Turdus of the Pacific Coast of South America. Found in western Ecuador and northwestern Peru below 1500 meters in elevation, this primarily arboreal species inhabits a variety of forest types. It is blue-gray above and gray-white below, with a black-streaked white throat, yellow bill and legs, and milky-white irides. Plumbeous-backed Thrush is often found in groups around fruiting trees and is known to move seasonally, but the details of that seasonality are largely unresolved.

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© Linda Macaulay

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

Recommended Citation

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