Great thrush

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Great thrush
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae
Genus: Turdus
Species: T. fuscater
Binomial name
Turdus fuscater
D'Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837

The great thrush (Turdus fuscater) is a species of bird in the Turdidae family. It is found in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. At 28–35 cm (11–14 in) in length and weighing 128 to 154 g (4.5 to 5.4 oz), it is the largest thrush in the Americas, although a couple of Asian species equal or surpass its size.[2][3] The great thrush's size distinguishes it from the several other uniform slaty-colored thrushes in its range. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland, and heavily degraded former forest, and it is often found near urban areas.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Turdus fuscater". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Thrushes by Peter Clement. Princeton University Press (2001). ISBN 978-0691088525
  3. ^ CRC Handbook of Avian Body Masses by John B. Dunning Jr. (Editor). CRC Press (1992), ISBN 978-0-8493-4258-5.