Slaty Thrush (Turdus nigriceps) - HBW 10, p. 664
French: Merle ardoisé
Spanish: Zorzal Plomizo
Other common names: Andean Slaty Thrush (nominate); Eastern Slaty Thrush, Slaty-capped/Behn’s Thrush, Blacksmith Thrush (subalaris)
Taxonomy: Turdus nigriceps Cabanis, 1874, Peru.
Race subalaris often treated as a separate species on basis of morphological and vocal differences, although these relatively minor; further analysis of evidence needed. Males of nominate race tend to vary clinally in plumage from N to S. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- nigriceps Cabanis, 1874 - breeds Andes of SW Ecuador (Loja) and NW Peru (Piura) and from C Bolivia S to C Argentina; non-breeding also S Ecuador S to Bolivia.
- subalaris (Seebohm, 1887) - breeds E Paraguay, SE Brazil and NE Argentina; non-breeding also N to SC Brazil.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird on a branch, singing. Locality Quebrada de Los Sosa, Tucumán Province, Argentina (ssp nigriceps)
Nick Athanas 14 December 2006 6 years ago 46 sec 4.1
A bird on the ground Locality Hotel Pueblo, Aguas Calientes, Cusco Department, Peru (ssp nigriceps)
Josep del Hoyo 27 July 2005 7 years ago 13 sec 2.8
A perching bird
Locality Iguaçu Falls, Iguaçu National Park, Paraná State, Brazil (ssp subalaris)
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 15 August 2010 1 year ago 4.3
Captured during field work
Locality Rio Claro, São Paulo State, Brazil (ssp subalaris (Seebohm, 1887) )
Ileyne Lopes 9 May 2009 1 year ago 3.4
Locality Copalinga Lodge, Zamora-Chinchipe Province, Ecuador (ssp nigriceps)
Dusan Brinkhuizen 30 September 2009 3 years ago 2
Bird singing in rainforest of Serra do Lopo. A good place to birding. Locality Serra do Lopo, Extrema, Minas Gerais State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 5 November 2011 50 weeks ago 4
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One individual singing in the Forest. Perhaps one of a first voice recording of the species to Itatiaia National Park. Locality Itatiaia National Park, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 7 September 1993 50 weeks ago 3
singing, song, mixed species flocks, Locality El Infiernillo, Tucumán Province, Argentina
Niels Poul Dreyer 5 November 2008 3 years ago 3
Bird singing in teh Atalntic Rainforest. Locality Itatiaia National Park, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 9 October 1995 39 weeks ago 0