A photo of a Rufous-tailed Palm Thrush (Cichladusa ruficauda)
Rufous-tailed Palm Thrush

Rufous-tailed Palm Thrush

Cichladusa ruficauda

The rufous-tailed palm thrush (Cichladusa ruficauda) is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae. Its length is 17–18 cm. The sexes are alike. The head and nape are bright rufous-brown. The back, scapulars and the median and greater coverts are also rufous-brown, but are slightly paler. The flight feathers are dark brown, with rufous or rufous-brown edges, and the underwing coverts are pale buffish-brown. The rump and tail are rufous-brown or chestnut. The face and neck-sides are mostly pale grey, with the lores being darker. The chin, throat and upper breast are yellowish-buff. The breast and flanks are pale grey, and the centre of the belly is pale buff. The colour of the eyes ranges from brown to red. The beak is black, and the legs can be pale brown, pale purple or bluish-grey. The juvenile bird has dark streaks on its crown and nape and dark bars on its back. Its underparts are mostly greyish, with dark or dusky mottles.
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Henry Symington
Tuesday 19 Mar 2019 - 3:32pm
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