Pale-breasted Thrush (Turdus leucomelas) - HBW 10, p. 665
French: Merle leucomèle
Spanish: Zorzal Sabiá
Taxonomy: Turdus leucomelas Vieillot, 1818, Paraguay.
Geographical variation very slight; race albiventer possibly not sustainable, as some individuals virtually identical to nominate. Apparently very isolated population in NE Peru not known to be morphologically or otherwise distinct. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- cautor Wetmore, 1946 - extreme N Colombia (Guajira Peninsula).
- albiventer Spix, 1824 - N & NE Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas and NE Brazil.
- leucomelas Vieillot, 1818 - NE Peru, S & E Brazil, W & SE Bolivia, Paraguay and NE Argentina.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 27 videos
A juvenile feeding on a small lizard Locality Museu Mello Leitao, Santa Teresa, Espirito Santo State, Brazil (ssp leucomelas)
Josep del Hoyo 25 January 2005 5 years ago 38 sec 4.4
A bird on a fence. Locality Serra da Capivara National Park, Piauí State, Brazil (ssp albiventer)
Josep del Hoyo 7 October 2008 3 years ago 22 sec 4.3
A bird on a fence Locality Itatiaia National Park, Brazil (ssp leucomelas)
Josep del Hoyo 3 July 2004 6 years ago 21 sec 4.1
A bird adding nesting material to it's nearly finished nest. Locality Cultuurtuin, Paramaribo, Paramaribo District, Suriname (ssp albiventer)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 5 February 2011 1 year ago 36 sec 4
A juvenile looking around on the ground Locality Museu Mello Leitao, Santa Teresa, Espirito Santo State, Brazil (ssp leucomelas)
Josep del Hoyo 25 January 2005 5 years ago 30 sec 4
Singing Locality Tres Picos State Park, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2011 1 year ago 25 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 30 photos
Locality Ubatuba, São Paulo State, Brazil
Alexandre Gualhanone 28 January 2012 43 weeks ago 4.2
in the forest
Locality Nilo, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia
mauricio rueda 11 weeks ago 3.9
Three nestlings waiting for food.
Locality São Paulo City, São Paulo State, Brazil (ssp leucomelas)
José Carlos Motta-Junior 26 September 2012 37 weeks ago 3.8
Observing the movement of people in the park.
Locality Brumadinho, Minas Gerais State, Brazil
Joselito Nardy Ribeiro 19 October 2012 31 weeks ago 3.6
Adult on the ground.
Locality La Llovizna National Park, Puerto Ordaz, Bolívar State, Venezuela (ssp albiventer)
Christophe Gouraud 6 April 2012 39 weeks ago 3.6
Male on the ground and singing.
Locality Comandatuba Island, Una, Bahia State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 24 January 2013 18 weeks ago 3.5
A bird singing. Locality Floresta Nacional de Carajás, Pará State, Brazil
Josep del Hoyo 12 August 2011 1 year ago 4.3
Sound recorded whit my camera. Locality Brazil
Fernando Lemos 7 September 2008 3 years ago 4.3
Male singing in a open area of "restinga" near beach. Locality Comandatuba Island, Una, Bahia State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 24 January 2013 20 weeks ago 0
Bird call near a forest. Locality Instituto Butantan, São Paulo City, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 8 December 2012 27 weeks ago 0
Four birds calls in a big tree. Locality Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo City, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 7 December 2012 27 weeks ago 0
Edited record of two kind of calls of this species.These records are made on the same site within minutes of each other, perhaps Locality Instituto Butantan, São Paulo City, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 12 August 2012 44 weeks ago 0