Spectacled thrush

Turdus nudigenis

The spectacled thrush, bare-eyed thrush, or yellow-eyed thrush, is a resident breeding bird in the Lesser Antilles and in South America from Colombia and Venezuela south and east to northern Brazil. In Trinidad and Tobago, this thrush is also known as big-eye grieve.
Spectacled Thrush (Turdus nudigenis) A juvenile Spectacled Thrush sleeping on a branch while its parents are in search of worms for it to eat. This photo, like many others I've been posting recently was taken last year with my Canon EOS 1300D and 75-300 mm kit lens. Animalia,Animals,Aves,Birds,Caribbean,Spectacled Thrush,Spectacled thrush,Trinidad and Tobago,Turdus nudigenis


The spectacled thrush is 23–24 cm long and weighs 60 g. It is plain olive-brown above and paler brown below. The throat is brown-streaked off-white, and the lower belly is whitish. It has a prominent yellow eye ring which gives rise to its English and scientific names.

There are two poorly defined subspecies, differing mainly in the darkness of the plumage. Sexes are similar, but young birds are flecked above and spotted below, and have a thinner eye ring.

The song is a musical warble, slower and lower pitched than that of the cocoa thrush, and it also produces a cat-like ''queeoow'' call and, when uncomfortable, emits a ''kereel''.
Spectacled Thrush / Bare Eyed Thrush (Turdus nudigenis) Possibly the most common bird in my country (or at least one of the most popular birds), commonly called "Big Eye Grieve" locally. Bird,Caribbean,Spectacled thrush,Trinidad and Tobago,Turdus nudigenis,animal,thrush


The similar but allopatric Ecuadorian thrush was formerly considered a subspecies of the bare-eyed thrush and named ''T. n. maculirostris''; it is now normally separated as a good species ''T. maculirostris''. It has a narrower eyering and is only found in forest and woodland in western Ecuador and northwestern Peru.
Spectacled Thrush at Rancho CaMaNá Colombia,Geotagged,Rancho CaMaNa,Spectacled thrush,Turdus nudigenis,Winter


The habitat of this large thrush is open woodland, forest clearings and cultivation. The bare-eyed thrush mainly feeds on or near the ground on fruit, berries and some insects and earthworms. It is a shy species, but on Trinidad and Tobago it is much tamer, and will come to feeders and take food from tables.

The nest is a lined bulky cup of twigs low in a tree. The two to three reddish-blotched deep-blue eggs are incubated by the female alone.


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Status: Least concern
SpeciesT. nudigenis