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Passeriformes > Turdidae

Red-legged Thrush

Turdus plumbeus

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An often conspicuous ground-dwelling species that occurs in a wide variety of habitats from brush and gardens to dense woods. Appearance highly variable across its range but throughout is unique in its blue-tinged gray plumage combined with bright orange-red legs and eyering. Song is typically a series of deliberate whistled couplets. Calls include a variety of squeaks, chucks, and a loud “tsee-up.”

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Neotropical Birds

Life histories of all species breeding in Mexico, Central America, and South America