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White-throated Thrush

Turdus assimilis

This shy forest thrush lives in tropical mountains as far north as northern Mexico. Exceptionally harsh winter weather may sometimes drive it into the lowlands; a few times during such conditions, single individuals have been found in extreme southern Texas. Formerly called White-throated Robin.
Family Thrushes
This shy forest thrush lives in tropical mountains as far north as northern Mexico. Exceptionally harsh winter weather may sometimes drive it into the lowlands; a few times during such conditions, single individuals have been found in extreme southern Texas. Formerly called White-throated Robin.
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Illustration © David Allen Sibley.
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Text © Kenn Kaufman, adapted from
Lives of North American Birds

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Songs and Calls
Most common song very similar to that of American Robin.
Audio © Lang Elliott, Bob McGuire, Kevin Colver, Martyn Stewart and others.
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How Climate Change Will Reshape the Range of the White-throated Thrush

Audubon’s scientists have used 140 million bird observations and sophisticated climate models to project how climate change will affect this bird’s range in the future.

Zoom in to see how this species’s current range will shift, expand, and contract under increased global temperatures.

Climate threats facing the White-throated Thrush

Choose a temperature scenario below to see which threats will affect this species as warming increases. The same climate change-driven threats that put birds at risk will affect other wildlife and people, too.