|Western Red-legged Thrush Turdus rubripes
(aka Red-legged Thrush Turdus plumbeus)
The Western Red-legged Thrush is found only in Cuba and the Cayman Islands. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. There are two sub-species on Cuba, T. p. rubripes from western and central Cuba which shows the reddish-brown lower belly seen in these photos and T. p. schistaceus of eastern Cuba which has a grey lower belly.
|It is slatey-grey above with a bright orange eye-ring and legs. The bill is dark orange but changes to all black
during the breeding season. The throat is black with a white upper border.
It is common and found in a variety of habitats from pine forest to gardens.
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