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The Russet Nightingale-thrush
) is a species of bird
Birds are feathered, winged, bipedal, endothermic , egg-laying, vertebrate animals. Around 10,000 living species and 188 families makes them the most speciose class of tetrapod vertebrates. They inhabit ecosystems across the globe, from the Arctic to the Antarctic. Extant birds range in size from...
in the Turdidae family.
It is endemic to Mexico
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Its natural habitat
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is subtropical or tropical moist montane
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Crown, back and wings brown. Face pale gray. Throat and belly pale gray, washed dusky. Breast pale gray mottled dusky. Juveniles more strongly mottled on breast and sides.
Very similar to Ruddy-capped Nightingale-thrush
The Ruddy-capped Nightingale-thrush is a small thrush which is a resident breeder in mountain forests from central Mexico to western Panama. A predominantly brown-plumaged bird, it has a rich song.-Taxonomy and naming:...
. Tell apart from song or in flight by yellow bar on the secondary feathers below the wing, present only in the Russet Nightingale-thrush.