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Littoral rock-thrush

Monticola imerinus Photo by Frank Vassen (Flickr) Common name:littoral rock-thrush (en); melro-das-rochas-do-litoral (pt); monticole du littoral (fr); roquero litoral (es); dünenrötel (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily TurdidadeRange:This species is endemic to southern Madagascar, being found in coastal areas from Tulear to Tolanaro.Size:These birds are 16 cm long.Habitat:The littoral rock-thrush is mostly found in dry, sandy, coastal scrublands, such […]

Cocoa thrush

Turdus fumigatus Photo by Margareta Wieser (Nuestro bello mundo…) Common name:cocoa thrush (en); sabiá-da-mata (pt); merle cacao (fr); tordo acanelado (es); sabiadrossel (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily TurdidaeRange:This species is found in northern South America, from eastern Colombia, through Venezuela and the Guyanas and south into Brazil as far as Mato Grosso, and also in a disjunct area […]

Orange-headed thrush

Zoothera citrina (Photo from Manuk) Common name:orange-headed thrush (en); tordo-de-cabeça-laranja (pt); grive à tête orange (fr); zorzal citrino (es); damadrossel (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily TurdidaeRange:This species is found from southern China, west to northern Pakistan, and south into southern India, parts of Indochina and the Indonesian islands of Borneo and Java.Size:These birds are 20-23,5 cm long and […]

Cape rock-thrush

Monticola rupestris Photo by Derek Keats (Wikipedia) Common name:Cape rock-thrush (en); melro-das-rochas-do-Cabo (pt); monticole rocar (fr); roquero de El Cabo (es); klippenrötel (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily TurdidaeRange:This species is found in southern and eastern South Africa, including Lesotho and Swaziland, and marginally into south-eastern Botswana and south-western Mozambique.Size:These birds are 21-22 cm long and weigh 60-64 g.Habitat:The […]

Grounscraper thrush

Psophocichla litsitsirupa Photo by Ian White (Flickr) Common name:groundscraper thrush (en); tordo-de-peito-malhado (pt); merle litsitsipura (fr); zorzal litsitsirupa (es); akaziendrossel (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily TurdidaeRange:This species occurs in two separate areas in Africa. The subspecies P.l. simensis is only found in the highlands of Ethiopia and Eritrea, while three other subspecies occur from Tanzania, southern D.R. Congo […]

Tristan thrush

Nesocichla eremita Photo by Garry Bakker (PBase) Common name:Tristan thrush (en); tordo-de-Tristão da Cunha (pt); grive de Tristan da Cunha (fr); zorzal de Tristán da Cunha (es); Tristandrossel (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily TurdidaeRange:This species is endemic to Tristan da Cunha, in the South Atlantic Ocean, where it is found on Tristan, Inaccessible, Nightingale, Middle and Stoltenhoff islands.Size:These […]

Aztec thrush

Ridgwayia pinicola Photo by Chris West (Arizona Field Ornithologists) Common name:Aztec thrush (en); tordo-asteca (pt); grive aztèque (fr); zorzal azteca (es); Aztekendrossel (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily TurdidaeRange:This species is endemic to Mexico, being found in the western and central parts of the country from Sonora to Oaxaca. Occasionally, vagrant birds may wander into the southern United States.Size:These […]


Catharus fuscescens Photo by Guy Poisson (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:veery (en); sabiá-norte-americano (pt); grive fauve (fr); zorzalito rojizo (es); Wilson-drossel (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily TurdidaeRange:This species breeds in southern Canada and in the United States as far south as Idaho, Colorado, Michigan and Tennessee. They migrate south to winter in central Brazil from Pará to Mato […]

Bassian thrush

Zoothera lunulata Photo by J.J. Harrison (Wikipedia) Common name:Bassian thrush (en); tordo-de-meias-luas (pt); grive à lunules (fr); zorzal lunado (es); Tasmanerddrossel (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily TurdidaeRange:This species is found in Tasmania and south-eastern Australia, from south-eastern South Australia to south-eastern Queensland. There is a separate population in the Atherton Tablelands of northern Queensland.Size:These birds are 27-29 cm […]

Nilgiri blue robin

Myiomela major Photo by P.J. Vasanthan (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:Nilgiri blue robin (en); asa-curta-de-flancos-ruivos (pt); brachyptère à flancs roux (fr); alicorto flanquirrufo (es); Madraskurzflügel (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily TurdidaeRange:This species is endemic to the Western Ghats of southern India, where it is restricted to the Nilgiri hills and South Wayanad hills, and to three peaks in […]