Thrushes (Turdidae)

Austral Thrush (Turdus falcklandii) - HBW 10, p. 677

French: Merle austral German: Magellandrossel Spanish: Zorzal Patagón
Other common names: Falkland Thrush (nominate); Magellan Thrush (magellanicus)

Taxonomy: Turdus falcklandii Quoy and Gaimard, 1824, Falkland Islands.
Birds from Mocha I (S Chile) described as race mochae, supposedly somewhat paler and with bill on average longer than magellanicus, but considered insufficiently differentiated. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • magellanicus P. P. King, 1831 - C & S Chile (including Juan Fernández Is) and S Argentina.
  • falcklandii Quoy & Gaimard, 1824 - Falkland Is.