Aztec Thrush

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Original source: Brennan Mulrooney from Spring Valley, CA, USA
Author: Brennan Mulrooney from Spring Valley, CA, USA

The Aztec Thrush is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Aztec Thrush, an ABA Code-4 species, is the only member of the genus, Ridgwayia. 2006 and 1996 were invasion years for this species in Southeast Arizona (ABA Checklist, Seventh Edition, Pranty et. al.). There are records for both New Mexico and South Texas, but most reports and records come from Southeast Arizona, with late July through August producing the most sightings, a time when multiple plant species produce fruits (HBW, Vol. 10.). More

Aztec Thrush (Ridgwayia pinicola), ABA Code-4, at Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park near Mission, Texas, on 16 February. The bird is an adult male and it was photographed. Aztec Thrush is a Mexico endemic in a monotypic genus. Two subspecies are recognized, one, R. p. pinicola, is found from the Mexican states of Veracruz and Michoacán, south to southern Guerrero and southern Oaxaca. The other subspecies, R. p. More

The Aztec Thrush (Ridgwayia pinicola or Zoothera pinicola) is a species of bird in the Turdidae family. It is found mainly in Mexico, but vagrants are occasionally seen in the United States. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Zoothera pinicola. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 27 July 2007. More

Aztec Thrush: Native of Mexico that makes rare visits to Arizona and Texas. Breeding and Nesting Aztec Thrush: Two to three light blue eggs are laid in a nest made of twigs, moss, grass, and mud, lined with finer materials, and built on a branch or fork in a tree. Incubation ranges from 12 to 14 days and is carried out by the female. More

Aztec Thrush: Native of Mexico that makes rare visits to Arizona and Texas. Voice Text "wheeerr", "dweeeeir", "wheeeeer", "sweee-uh" Interesting Facts * The first US record of an Aztec Thrush sighting came in 1977 in Big Bend National Park, TX. The next record came from Madera Canyon, AZ in 1978. More

The first US record of Aztec Thrush came in 1977 in Big Bend National Park, TX. The next record came from Madera Canyon, AZ in 1978. Since then there have been at around 50 Aztec Thrushes in the US, mostly from southeast Arizona (including an astonishing 21 in 1996). Between 1996 and 2006, only very few were reported or documented in Arizona. For additional information see: Zimmerman, D.A. "The Aztec Thrush in the United States", Birding Vol 23, No. More

Aztec thrush creates a sensation As I heard it, Billy Sandifer, expert fishing-hunting guide and birding convert, called Jane Du Bois. Some friends, he told her, Sylvia and Mike O'Reilly in Padre Isles, had asked him to come and look at a bird. "Jane, I think it's an Aztec thrush!" he said. "Oh sure, Billy," she replied, "and I have a bald eagle here." She and her husband, Joe, who also live in Padre Isles, were just sitting down to supper May 16. More

What the Aztec thrush has going for it is its scarcity, at least north of the U.S.-Mexico border. The first reliable U.S. sighting of an Aztec thrush was in 1977, in Texas’s Big Bend National Park. There have been a handful of additional U.S. sightings since then, mostly in southeastern Arizona’s Huachuca Mountains, whose steep precipices and yawning canyons form abrupt interruptions of the desert floor below. Here the thrushes have appeared sporadically, and only for a mid-August week or two each sighting year. More

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Aztec thrush sightings still elusive in RGV = Comments 0 | Recommend 0 March 20, 2010 4:00 AM Fr. Tom Pincelli/Wing Beat Back in October I made a comment that one of the rarities that I hoped would show up here in the Rio Grande Valley was that illusive ghost of the understory, the Aztec thrush. Well, it did, but it remained elusive. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Turdidae
Genus : Zoothera
Species : pinicola
Authority : (Sclater, 1859)