Glossy-black Thrush (Turdus serranus)

The Glossy-black Thrush is virtually indistinguishable from the Great Thrush, as they both are black in coloration with orange bill and legs and a yellow eye ring. Both species have a large plump body, much larger than Costa Rica’s national bird, the Clay-colored Thrush. They are separated by altitude, with the Glossy-black inhabiting higher grounds in Subparamo and Paramo regions. They hop on the ground in search of large insects to feed on, but when startled they take to the trees and hide within the branches.

Glossy-black Thrush - Turdus serranus - Mirla Serrana

The Glossy-black Thrush inhabits the Paramo region of Colombia. It is very similar to the Sooty Thrush that is found in the highest mountains of Costa Rica.

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