Odd and distinctive thrush. Note the gray head, pale eye, rufous back, and black mark outlining the throat. Found locally in thickets within palm savanna. Distinctive song consists of an emphatic series of airy, wailing notes. Also gives chattering and rasping calls. Spotted Morning-Thrush is similar, but Collared is separated by its pale eye, bright rufous back, and lack of spotting below. Somewhat similar to nightingales and scrub-robins, but easily separated by its black throat markings.