Thrushes (Turdidae)

American Mountain Thrush (Turdus plebejus) - HBW 10, p. 671

French: Merle de montagne German: Cabanisdrossel Spanish: Zorzal Plebeyo
Other common names: Mountain Robin, Mountain Thrush

Taxonomy: Turdus plebejus Cabanis, 1861, Costa Rica.
Has been treated as conspecific with T. ignobilis. Geographical variation minimal and probably clinal; possibly better treated as monotypic. Three subspecies tentatively recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • differens (Nelson, 1901) - SE Mexico and Guatemala.
  • rafaelensis W. deW. Miller & Griscom, 1925 - Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador and NW Costa Rica.
  • plebejus Cabanis, 1861 - Costa Rica and W Panama.