The local subspecies T. r. juensis is restricted to northeastern Brazil (Hellmayr 1929, Ridgely and Tudor 1989). Intermediate forms between juensis and the southern nominate race rufiventris have been found in the state of Bahia (e.g. Hellmayr 1929 p. 248, Pinto and Camargo 1961 p. 268). RPPN Mãe-da-lua.
Synonyms: Turdus rufiventris VIEILLOT 1818; Planesticus rufiventris juensis CORY 1916
Figure 1. This species is often kept as a cage bird, because of its beautiful song. The species is common in the Caatinga of northern Ceará, especially close to water.To top of page