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 28 videos
bird sitting on branch in the reain Locality Paramaribo, Paramaribo District, Suriname (ssp albiventer)
Tom Heijnen 10 February 2011 5 weeks ago 14 sec 4.7
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 4 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 2 years 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
PhotosSee all 40 photos
Locality Ubatuba, São Paulo State, Brazil
Alexandre Gualhanone 28 January 2012 1 year ago 4.2
Perched in shrub in garden
Locality Casa Maria, Palmichal, Carabobo State, Venezuela
Peter Boesman 7 July 2007 1 week ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.1
Bird perched and call.
Locality Moinhos de Vento Park, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 2 November 2013 5 weeks ago 4
Bird foraging on the ground.Is a common species in this region.
Locality Instituto Butantan, São Paulo City, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 28 September 2013 10 weeks ago 4
Three nestlings waiting for food.
Locality São Paulo City, São Paulo State, Brazil (ssp leucomelas)
José Carlos Motta-Junior 26 September 2012 1 year ago 4
A specimen bringing food to the nest
Locality Miranda State, Venezuela (ssp albiventer)
Luis R Figueroa 5 July 2013 14 weeks ago 3.8
SoundsSee all 7 recordings
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 4 years ago 4.3
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Male call. Locality Moinhos de Vento Park, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 2 November 2013 4 weeks ago 0
Male singing in a open area of "restinga" near beach. Locality Comandatuba Island, Una, Bahia State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 24 January 2013 45 weeks ago 0
Bird call near a forest. Locality Instituto Butantan, São Paulo City, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 8 December 2012 1 year ago 0
Four birds calls in a big tree. Locality Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo City, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 7 December 2012 1 year ago 0