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
Species:
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.

Distribution[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  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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