Black-billed thrush

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Black-billed thrush
Turdus ignobilis, Black-billed Thrush.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae
Genus: Turdus
Species: T. ignobilis
Binomial name
Turdus ignobilis
PL Sclater, 1857

The black-billed thrush (Turdus ignobilis) is a bird in the genus Turdus native to the Amazon biome.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

The species is the most common Turdus thrush of disturbed habitats in western Amazonia and on the Guianan Shield, occurring in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela, and Bolivia. It inhabits a variety of habitats including clearings, savannas with gallery woodland, cerrado, humid forest borders, coffee plantations, and various other habitats under anthropogenic influence.[1][2]


The black-billed thrush feeds on terrestrial invertebrates (beetles and flies, worms, crickets and caterpillars) as well as berries and fruits. The bird inhabits the midstory of vegetation. It lays two eggs in a cup-shaped nest. Individuals are generally solitary.[2]


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2012). "Turdus ignobilis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Black-billed Thrush (Turdus ignobilis)". Neotropical Birds Online. Cornell Lab of Ornithology.