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American Mountain Thrush // Mirlo montañero | by jvverde
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American Mountain Thrush // Mirlo montañero

(Turdus plebejus plebejus)

San Gerardo de Dota


I almost missed this species because I convinced myself that it was a Clay-colored Thrush.

In fact this is the only photo I got for this specie.

I don't remember if I had more opportunities or not, but I only notice the difference latter at home in the boring process of selecting photos. Then I realize that here at this altitude the widespread Costa Rica National bird doesn't occurs.

So stupid...

The main difference for Clay-colored is the color of the beak.


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Taken on December 7, 2016