Pale-eyed thrush

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Pale-eyed thrush
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae
Genus: Turdus
Species: T. leucops
Binomial name
Turdus leucops
(Taczanowski, 1877)

Platycichla leucops

The pale-eyed thrush (Turdus leucops) is a species of bird in the family Turdidae. Its genus is controversial. Some taxonomists place this species in the genus Platycichla based on morphology. The South American Classification Committee of the American Ornithologists' Union places it in the genus Turdus,[2] as does the International Ornithological Committee.[3]

It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, and Venezuela.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Turdus leucops". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Proposal (#247) to South American Classification Committee: Eliminate the genus Platycichla and place P. leucops and P. flavipes in Turdus". American Ornithologists' Union. November 2006. Retrieved 24 November 2015. 
  3. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David (eds.). "Thrushes". World Bird List Version 5.4. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Londoño, G.A. (2005). "A description of the nest and eggs of the Pale-eyed Thrush (Platycichla leucops), with notes on incubation behavior". Wilson Bulletin. 117: 394–399. doi:10.1676/05-009.1. JSTOR 20060124.