23 May, 2011

Black-headed Nightingale-Thrush

Scientific Name: Catharus mexicanus

Population Estimate: 50-500K

Range / Habitat: Mature montane wet forests between 300 and 1300m in southern Mexico and Central America.

Field Notes: Somewhat leggy thrush with beautiful song. Brown back, grey head with black cap, white underparts. Bright orange / yellow bill, eye ring and legs. Iris is dark which helps distinguish from Slaty-backed Nightingale-thrush.

Personal Notes: Seen at Arenal Hanging Bridges, Costa Rica

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