Pale-breasted Thrush – Georgetown (Photo by Kester Clarke www.kesterclarke.net)

The Pale-breasted Thrush (Turdus leucomelas) is found in wooded habitats in eastern and northern South America, from Colombia to Uruguay.

This bird seems to have adapted to humans and is very common in human inhabited parts of its range, often nesting in garden shrubs and small trees.

In appearance it is similar to the American robin in size and shape, but it lacks the red chest and is more uniformly brown. It is more likely to be confused with the Creamy-bellied Thrush, but unlike that species the Pale-breasted Thrush has a clear contrast between the head and mantle, and it lacks blackish lores.

It eats mostly fruits, but also worms, insects and lizards.

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