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Red Legged Thrush

The Red-legged Thrush (Turdus plumbeus) is a species of bird in the family Turdidae. Native to the Caribbean, it is found in the Bahamas, Cayman Brac, Cuba, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico. It formerly occurred on the Swan Islands, Honduras. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and heavily degraded former forest. This species may be considered the Caribbean counterpart of the American Robin, as it has similar habits, including being a common visitor to gardens and lawns.

Red-legged Thrush

Red-legged Thrush

This large thrush measures 27 cm (11 in) and weighs approximately 75 g (2.6 oz), depending on subspecies. It is mainly bluish-gray above and lighter-gray below with a white and black throat with a striped appearance. The legs, bill, and eye ring are bright orange-red. There is notable variation in plumage between the subspecies.

Red-legged Thrush

Red-legged Thrush

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