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SPECIES INFO

The Thrush-like Schiffornis (Schiffornis turdina), also called Thrush-like Mourner or Thrush-like Manakin, is a species of Neotropical bird.

It is medium-sized, about 9 inches (24 centimeters) long. Depending on subspecies, it is overall brownish or olive. The belly is often grayish.

It is found in Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Taxonomy

The Thrush-like Schiffornis has traditionally been placed in the manakin family, but evidence strongly suggest it is better placed in Tityridae, where now placed by SACC. Additionally, as presently defined, it probably includes several species-level taxa.

Source
  1. ^ Adopt the Family Tityridae - South American Classification Committee (2007)
  2. ^ Nyári, Á. S. 2007. Phylogeographic patterns, molecular and vocal differentiation, and species limits in Schiffornis turdina (Aves). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 44: 154"?164
  • BirdLife International 2004. Schiffornis turdina. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 27 July 2007.
  • Howell, Steve N.G., and Sophie Webb. "A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America." Oxford University Press, New York, 1995. (ISBN 0-19-854012-4)

External links
  • Thrush-like Schiffornis photo gallery VIREO
  • Graphic-Medium Res; Article www.eln.gov.br "? Familia Pipridae
  • Photo-High Res; Article & brief synopsis greglasley.net


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