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Varied Thrush

Ixoreus naevius


I have lived here my whole life and never noticed these birds before! I think it was due to joining Project Noah which made me more conscious of nature around me! It is a migratory bird, moving to lower elevation in the winter.


Nests in Alaska, Canada and mountains in Oregon and Washington. Prefers moist conifer forest.


Picture 3 is very grainy and I was wondering if I could get some tips on avoiding this. I have been trying to get picture of hummingbirds also and they are either too grainy or dark... Am I setting too low of a ISO setting?

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43 Comments (1–25)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

Congratulations !-attractive bird and great shots !!

Arya 8 years ago

Thanks very much Adarsha and Two Cans. Clever name and picture by the way!

MaryL 8 years ago

Congratulations on SOTD!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

A precious spotting :) A hearty congratulations :)

Arya 8 years ago

Thanks Emily!

EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Nice one Arya! Congrats!

Arya 8 years ago

Thanks KD, António, Gator and Tom! Tom I your Owl spotting is amazing also!

Tom15 8 years ago

Arya, congrats on these great pictures of a beautiful bird for a well deserved SOTD!

gatorfellows 8 years ago

lovely series, congratulations on SOTD :)

Beautiful bird Arya,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing

kdpicturemaker 8 years ago

Stunningly beautiful bird. Congratulations Arya. Continually amazed at the beauty & variety of world birds!

Arya 8 years ago

Thanks Saumya, Tiz, Mark, Noel, Mac, Neil, Daniel, Sergio, Kathleen, Julie Dilan and Lauren!

Karen, I used what you could call a blind to get really close in my backyard!

Shanna, I really enjoyed the conversations below! Everyone provided great insight. Like, not being too critical of your work even though it's hard not to :P

LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Congratulations Arya! These are wonderful photos and such a beautiful bird.

KarenSaxton 8 years ago

Congrats! I have taken many photos of ours, but never this nice

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 8 years ago

Congrats Arya!!Nice!!

James McNair
James McNair 8 years ago

Congrats. Gorgeous bird, great picture. Good job

Congratulations! One of my fave birds!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Congratulationss Arya.

DanielePralong 8 years ago

Congrats Arya!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 8 years ago

I love your description, Arya, and feel exactly the same. This is a bird I have never seen before and it is truly magnificent. A great spotting and a much-deserved SOTD. Congrats to you :-)

MacChristiansen 8 years ago

Congratulations Arya for your SOTD

ShannaB 8 years ago

Congrats Arya! Thanks to everyone who commented on Arya's question re the graininess - I'll take that on board too and try to stop being so hard on myself. ; )

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 8 years ago

Congratulations Arya for the SOTD!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Congrats Arya. Beautiful shots.

Tiz 8 years ago

A huge congrats Arya. a great SOTD!

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Lynnwood, Washington, USA

Spotted on Jan 18, 2014
Submitted on Jan 19, 2014


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