Brazilian name: sabiá-laranjeira
The Rufous-bellied Thrush is found in the south and east of Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and adjacent parts of Bolivia and Argentina. It is probably the best known thrush in this region and is common in woodland, gardens and forest borders.
|It is unmistakable with its orange-rufous belly as
well as the conspicuous dark streaks on its white throat. You can usually
make out a narrow yellow eye-ring.
The juvenile, seen in photo 5, has buffy streaks on its crown and back and brown mottling from its chin to belly.
It has a very attractive song and, for this reason, it is often kept as
a cage bird in Brazil.