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 27 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 29 weeks ago 11 sec 3
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Bird looking for food.
Locality Savegre River Valley, Los Quetzales National Park, San José Province, Costa Rica
Tadeusz Rosinski 8 December 2015 8 weeks ago 4
Locality Cerro de la Muerte, San José Province, Costa Rica (ssp plebejus)
email@example.com 14 July 2009 1 year 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 3 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 5 years ago 2.9