great thrush bird
great thrush bird

Great Thrush

Turdus fuscater

The Great Thrush is a member of the Turdidae family and is named for its large size, which is more reminiscent of a jay than a thrush. It has brown plumage that varies from dark blackish to paler grayish-brown depending on the region. The males have an orange bill and legs, as well as a yellow eyering. This species is common in highland areas ranging from 2,000 to 4,000 meters and is found in open habitats such as forest edges, gardens, towns, and cities where it is often bold and easy to see. The Chiguanco Thrush is a similar species that overlaps in some areas, but can be distinguished by its smaller size, lighter coloration, and lack of a yellow eyering in males. This bird can be observed on our tours in the Manu National Park.

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo