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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 10 years ago

Congratulations !-attractive bird and great shots !!

Arya 10 years ago

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

MaryL 10 years ago

Congratulations on SOTD!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 10 years ago

A precious spotting :) A hearty congratulations :)

Arya 10 years ago

Thanks Emily!

EmilyMarino 10 years ago

Nice one Arya! Congrats!

Arya 10 years ago

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

Tom15 10 years ago

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

gatorfellows 10 years ago

lovely series, congratulations on SOTD :)

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

kdpicturemaker 10 years ago

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

Arya 10 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 10 years ago

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

KarenSaxton 10 years ago

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

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 10 years ago

Congrats Arya!!Nice!!

James McNair
James McNair 10 years ago

Congrats. Gorgeous bird, great picture. Good job

KathleenMcEachern 10 years ago

Congratulations! One of my fave birds!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 10 years ago

Congratulationss Arya.

DanielePralong 10 years ago

Congrats Arya!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 10 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 10 years ago

Congratulations Arya for your SOTD

ShannaB 10 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 10 years ago

Congratulations Arya for the SOTD!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

Congrats Arya. Beautiful shots.

Tiz 10 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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