Nearly identical to Gray-cheeked Thrush, this species is best identified by breeding range and voice. Upperparts are dull brown with contrasting reddish cast to the tail and wings. The face is plain grayish-brown, with an indistinct grayish eye ring and black lines framing the white throat. The breast is pale buff with black spots, while the flanks are olive-gray. The upper mandible is all dark, while the lower mandible is bright yellow on all but the very tip. Primary projection is shorter than on Gray-cheeked, being about equal to the length of the longest tertial. At very close range, the legs are dark flesh with slightly darker toes and flesh or pale yellow soles of the feet. Compare to Gray-cheeked, which has lighter legs, darker toes, and bright yellow soles of the feet.
Length: 16 (cm) Wingspan: 25 (cm)
Breeds in montane mixed forest, especially in areas disturbed by fire, windfall, or insect damage.
Singing usually restricted to dawn and dusk.
Forages for ants, beetles, and other insects on the ground. Also gleans and flycatches. Fruit is eaten on migration and on wintering grounds.
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