American Mountain Thrush (Turdus plebejus) - HBW 10, p. 671
French: Merle de montagne
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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird with insects in the bill later sitting on the nest. Locality Guadalupe, Cerro Punta, Volcan Baru National Park, Chiriquí Province, Panama (ssp plebejus)
Yoel Jimenez 22 April 2015 5 weeks ago 35 sec 4.8
A bird in a tree, singing. Locality El Triunfo Camp, El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas State, Mexico (Southern) (ssp differens)
Josep del Hoyo 29 March 2009 6 years ago 35 sec 4.4
A bird perched on a branch. Locality Bosque de Paz, Bajos del Toro, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica (ssp plebejus)
Paul Clarke 9 January 2015 6 weeks ago 11 sec 3
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Locality Cerro de la Muerte, San José Province, Costa Rica (ssp plebejus)
firstname.lastname@example.org 14 July 2009 42 weeks ago 3.7
American Mountain Thrush (Turdus plebejus)
Locality Los Quetzales National Park, San José Province, Costa Rica
Jacques Erard 15 August 2011 2 years ago 3.7
A bird on a branch, singing.
Locality El Triunfo Camp, El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas State, Mexico (Southern) (ssp differens)
Josep del Hoyo 29 March 2009 6 years ago 3.3
Perched on a fence.
Locality Prusia, Irazú Volcano National Park, Cartago Province, Costa Rica
Róger Rodríguez 19 January 2013 2 years ago 3.2
A bird on the ground
Locality La Selva Biological Station, Puerto Viejo, Sarapiquí, Heredia Province, Costa Rica (ssp plebejus)
Aleix Comas 26 June 2010 4 years ago 2.9
A bird perched in a tree.
Locality Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve, Monteverde, Costa Rica
ANTHONY VILLAUME 3 years ago 2.9