White-chinned Thrush Turdus aurantius


The White-chinned Thrush is a fairly common resident of Jamaica, and is a habitat generalist at most elevations, inhabiting primary and secondary forest, and forest edge and scrub.  The White-chinned Thush is mostly dark slaty-gray, with a small, white chin patch, a pale belly, red legs, and a red bill. Distinctive both standing and in flight is a white wing patch, created by white distal webs to the second and third from innermost greater secondary coverts. The distinctive, dimodal whistle call is given repeatedly, and this bird is brazen, spending ample time in the open, and foraging in fruiting trees and shrubs.

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

Recommended Citation

White-chinned Thrush (Turdus aurantius), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/whcthr1