plain brown uppeparts; grey breast; rufous belly (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

Rufous-bellied Thrush
Turdus rufiventris

Native Range: South America

Notes: a lovely thrush quite reminescent in appearance and behavior to North America's American Robin; little or no sexual dimorphism.

frontal view; thin yellow eye-ring; yellowish bill (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

dorsal view; some streaking on the throat and breast (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

side view; hunts for worms as does American Robin (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

posing for a portrait; note the slight decurve to bill (Brazil; 2007-11-09)