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
American Mountain Thrush (Turdus plebejus)
Locality Los Quetzales National Park, San José Province, Costa Rica
Jacques Erard 15 August 2011 51 weeks ago 3.7
Perched on a fence.
Locality Prusia, Irazú Volcano National Park, Cartago Province, Costa Rica
Róger Rodríguez 19 January 2013 1 year ago 3.2
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 5 years ago 3
A bird perched in a tree.
Locality Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve, Monteverde, Costa Rica
ANTHONY VILLAUME 2 years ago 2.9
A bird on the ground
Locality La Selva Biological Station, Puerto Viejo, Sarapiquí, Heredia Province, Costa Rica (ssp plebejus)
Aleix Comas 26 June 2010 3 years ago 2.9
A perched bird.
Locality Volcan Baru National Park, Chiriquí Province, Panama (ssp plebejus)
Ken Havard 11 February 2009 2 years ago 2.6