Rufous-collared thrush

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Rufous-collared thrush
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adult male
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae
Genus: Turdus
Species: T. rufitorques
Binomial name
Turdus rufitorques
Hartlaub, 1844

The rufous-collared thrush (Turdus rufitorques) is a species of bird in the Turdidae family.

It is endemic to highlands of Middle America, south of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, occurring in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Chiapas state in Mexico. Its closest relative is the American robin, and like that species, it is found in varied habitats, from towns to forest. It is, however, restricted to highland areas with at least some trees. It is also known as the rufous-collared robin.

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