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Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush
Catharus frantzii
Black-headed Nightingale-Thrush
Catharus mexicanus
  (Bonaparte, 1856)
Gould's Nightingale-Thrush
Catharus dryas
IOC 9.2

Black-headed Nightingale-Thrush
Catharus mexicanus
Monteverde, Costa Rica
© Adam Riley

Field guides

Plate/page: 586

S.N.G. Howell and S. Webb
A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America

Plate/page: 302

Angehr, G.R. and Dean, R.
The Birds of Panama

Plate/page: 246

Garrigues, R. and Dean, R.
Birds of Costa Rica

Plate/page: 317

Fagan, J. and Komar, K.
A FG to Birds of Northern Central America


  • Catharus mexicanus: Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2019.
  • Catharus mexicanus: Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2019. IOC World Bird List (v 9.2). http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  • Garrigues, R. and Dean, R.: Birds of Costa Rica; Christopher Helm, 2007; ISBN:0-801-47373-X
  • S.N.G. Howell and S. Webb: A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America; Oxford University Press, April 1995; ISBN:0-198-54012-4
  • Angehr, G.R. and Dean, R.: The Birds of Panama; Zona Tropical , 2010; ISBN:0-801-47674-7
  • Fagan, J. and Komar, K.: A FG to Birds of Northern Central America; Houghton Mifflin, 1 November 2016; ISBN:0-544-37326-X
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    Scientific Classification
    Kingdom Animals
    Phylum Chordates
    Class Birds
    Order Perching Birds
    Family Thrushes
    Genus Catharus
    Species Black-headed Nightingale-Thrush
    (Bonaparte, 1856)

      mexicanus (Bonaparte, 1856)
    ec Mexico
      cantator Griscom, 1930
    s Mexico and e Guatemala
      yaegeri Phillips, AR, 1991
      carrikeri Phillips, AR, 1991
    Nicaragua, Costa Rica and w Panama
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    MA ec Mexico to Panama
    Conservation Status
     LC  IUCN Red List 2015
    BirdLife Species Factsheet
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