|Red-legged Thrush in Dominica.|
|"Zorzal de Patas Coloradas" in Spanish on the island of Puerto Rico
The Red-legged Thrush (Turdus plumbeus) is a species of bird in the Turdidae family. It is found in the Bahamas, Cayman Brac, Cuba, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico. It formerly occurred on the Swan Islands, Honduras. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and heavily degraded former forest. This species may be considered the Caribbean counterpart of the American Robin, as it has similar habits, including being a common visitor to gardens and lawns.
Its food is mostly fruits, but a third of its diet is animal matter: insects ( caterpillars, beetles, ants, crickets, wasps), plus occasional snails, frogs, lizards and birds' eggs.
- BirdLife International (2012). "Turdus plumbeus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- page 102 of Puerto Rico's Birds in photographs by Mark W Oberle, 2000, ISBN 0-9650104-1-4; Library of Congress Card Number: 00-109190 referenced on Jan 1, 2009
- Puerto Rico's Birds in photographs by Mark W Oberle, 2000, ISBN 0-9650104-1-4; Library of Congress Card Number: 00-109190 referenced on Jan 1, 2009
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