La Selle thrush

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La Selle thrush
La Selle Thrush.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae
Genus: Turdus
T. swalesi
Binomial name
Turdus swalesi
(Wetmore, 1927)

The La Selle thrush (Turdus swalesi) is a species of bird in the family Turdidae. A skulker of broadleaf and pine forests around 1300m, it is limited to a small and declining population in inland Dominican Republic. Despite a usually shy behavior, it often boldly approaches roads and other human artifacts. It only usually sings at dusk and dawn, also when it is most active.


Turdus swalesi is found on Hispaniola island in the Caribbean. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane habitats.

The La Selle thrush is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2018). "Turdus swalesi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2018.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 17 December 2018.

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