2022 · Days of The Week · Wildlife Wednesday

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)

Hermit Thrush by the Bittern Marsh Trail in the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA)

A bird with a lovely, melancholy song, the Hermit Thrush lurks in the understories of far northern forests in summer and is a frequent winter companion across much of southern North America. It forages on the forest floor by rummaging through leaf litter or seizing insects with its bill. The Hermit Thrush has a rich brown upper body and smudged spots on the breast, with a reddish tail that sets it apart from similar species in its genus.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Hermit_Thrush/

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