Friday, February 8, 2013

Spotted Palm Thrush

Cichladusa guttata
The Spotted Palm Thrush is one of three Palm Thrush species. These birds, related to the Old World Flycatchers (rather than the True Thrushes) are found only in Africa.

Spotted Palm Thrushes are named for the brown speckles that adorn their otherwise buff-colored chests. They also sport darker brownish-red wings, and thin beaks that are used for snatching insects.

You'll find this specific Palm Thrush in Western Africa. There, they live in both forest areas as well as in grasslands and scrublands. The species is listed as being of Least Concern, and is very common throughout their range, with a currently stable population.

IUCN Status : Least Concern
Location : West Africa
Size : Length up to 7in (17cm)
Classification : Phylum : Chordata -- Class : Aves -- Order : Passeriformes
Family : Muscicapidae -- Genus : Cichladusa -- Species : C. guttata

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