Sabiá-Laranjeira

The Sabiá-Laranjeira (translated to Orange Tree Sabiá) is the Rufous-bellied Thrush (Turdus rufiventris) a songbird of the thrush family (Turdidae). It occurs in most Brazil from North to South.

In nature it is found in couples. It is a bird of open habitats, preferring to live in forest edges, orchards, barns, surrounding roads, squares and gardens, always near water. It is a territorial bird and does not accept the presence of other bird species. Its nutrition is composed primarily of insects, grubs, earthworms, and ripe fruits, including cultivated fruits such as papaya, banana, orange and avocado. It’s a bird that lives well with environments modified by humans, whether in the field or in town, provided you have opportunities to find food and shelter. In Brazil other species of Sabiás can be found, such as: Sabiá-una; Sabiá-pardo; Sabiá-branco; Sabiá-coleira.