Also known as: Clay-colored Robin
23 cm (9") Rare. South Texas. In much of its range it is familiar in yards and gardens.
Resembles the American Robin. The plumage is brownish, somewhat lighter below than above, lightest on the sides. The throat is faintly streaked. The bill is greenish-yellow with a dark base, the legs are pinkish or flesh-colored, and the irises are reddish. No white around eye like in American Robin.
Immature: mottling on the back and underparts.
It was known as the Clay-colored Robin.
Song: similar to American Robin's, "meeoo" call.