|In Costa Rica|
Widespread but shy and difficult to see, this species inhabits dense thickets and understory of subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.
Measuring 17 cm (6.7 in), the slaty-backed nightingale-thrush has a dark grey back and head, medium grey throat and belly, and light grey belly. These are contrasted by bright orange legs, bill, and eye ring. The iris is light-coloured, which is distinctive amongst similar nightingale-thrushes. The similar sooty thrush is much larger, lacks the whitish belly, and does not overlap the slaty-backed nightingale-thrush's range.
- BirdLife International (2012). "Catharus fuscater". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- Garrigues, Richard; Dean, Robert (2007). The Birds of Costa Rica. Ithaca: Zona Tropical/Comstock/Cornell University Press. p. 246. ISBN 978-0-8014-7373-9.
- Angehr, George R.; Dean, Robert (2010). The Birds of Panama. Ithaca: Zona Tropical/Comstock/Cornell University Press. p. 302. ISBN 978-0-8014-7674-7.
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- Audio samples of Slaty-backed Nightingale-thrush songs at naturesongs.com
- "Slaty-backed nightingale-thrush media". Internet Bird Collection.
- Slaty-backed nightingale-thrush photo gallery at VIREO (Drexel University)
- Slaty-backed nightingale-thrush species account at NeotropicalBirds (Cornell University)
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