Bird GuideThrushesWhite-throated Thrush
White-throated Thrush
Turdus assimilis

At a Glance

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.
Perching Birds
Low Concern
Forests and Woodlands
Direct Flight

Range & Identification


9 1/2" (24 cm). This rare stray to southern Texas is shaped like an American Robin or Clay-colored Thrush but is darker and duller. Back and head dark olive-brown (almost black on face), underparts mostly dull gray-brown, with a conspicuous white band across the lower throat.
About the size of a Crow, About the size of a Robin
Wing Shape
Tail Shape
Rounded, Square-tipped

Songs and Calls

Most common song very similar to that of American Robin.

Climate Vulnerability

Conservation Status