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Clay-colored Thrush

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Clay-colored ThrushTurdus grayi
  • ORDER: Passeriformes
  • FAMILY: Turdidae

Basic Description

The Clay-colored Thrush makes up for its understated appearance—uniformly warm brown—with a virtuoso song that fills the air with a beautiful caroling. This thrush is common in open forests and lightly wooded areas from northern Colombia to Mexico, and just ranges north into southern Texas. Like the American Robin and other relatives, the Clay-colored Thrush forages on the ground for earthworms and other invertebrates, feasts on berries and fruits, and lays its eggs in a sturdy cup nest.

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Other Names

  • Zorzal Pardo (Spanish)
  • Merle fauve (French)
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