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Mirador de Quetzales, Valle de El General
Costa Rica


Make Nikon D2X
Lens Nikkor AF-S VR 70-200 mm f/2.8G   at 300 mm
Exposure 1/640 s, f/2.8, ISO 800
Image size 800 x 533 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Passeriformes   Family  Turdidae

Deutsch  Graukehl-Musendrossel Dutch  Grijskeeldwerglijster
Italian  Tordo usignolo becconero Spanish  not available


The black-billed nightingale-thrush (Catharus gracilirostris) is a small thrush endemic to the highlands of Costa Rica and western Panama. Its position in the Catharus is somewhat equivocal, but it is apparently closer to the hermit thrush than to the other nightingale-thrushes except the russet nightingale-thrush and/or the ruddy-capped nightingale-thrush (Winker & Pruett, 2006).

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Black-billed Nightingale-Thrush
Catharus gracilirostris
Grive bec noir

Jean-Michel PAULUS