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grey-cheeked thrush

Catharus minimus

Notes:

Sorry the image quality is so bad. It was taken in a dark area. Departing migrant almost a little late but not rare yet.

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13 Comments

Jellis
Jellis 6 years ago

Depending on your name I may have seen yours but I've seen others and photos.

jamiewgoodspeed
jamiewgoodspeed 6 years ago

I added this to Ebird before I posted it on PN so you probably saw this one on Ebird.

Jellis
Jellis 6 years ago

I don't always go by range. I'm In California. We have a Northern Gannet still, and had a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Bobolink, Crested Carcara, many Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers and recently a Laughing Gull in Half Moon Bay.

Jellis
Jellis 6 years ago

I checked ebird and there are recent (April - May) sightings in the area this was seen.

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 6 years ago

Grey cheeked, agreed. Must be migrating, as this spotting is in Florida. Robins, also thrushes, have been long gone here. Maybe this one is a slow-poke. He's got a looooong way to go to get to Northern Canada! ... better get a move on!

Jellis
Jellis 6 years ago

thank you Ashley

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

Good call on the eye ring, Jellis! I agree it looks like gray-cheeked

Jellis
Jellis 6 years ago

I think too it's a Gray-cheeked thrush, Catharus minimus. As this bird has no eyering

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 6 years ago

I bet it's a Gray-cheeked Thrush.

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

I'm not very good with thrushes. The rest of the body looks good for hermit thrush, the tail is just throwing me off. I don't think it is that uncommon for any bird to still be in its winter range right now, migration is still very much in swing. If you think it's hermit thrush off of looks, then I'm sure that is what it is.

jamiewgoodspeed
jamiewgoodspeed 6 years ago

this hermit thrush looks more like mine. http://www.briansmallphoto.com/images/He...

jamiewgoodspeed
jamiewgoodspeed 6 years ago

Do you have any ideas on what it might be?
Wood thrushes have much more obvious spots on their stomach. and veery are more red. Also it was dark and the camera might not have picked up of the full color.

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

Tail looks too short and not reddish enough for hermit thrush to me http://www.tomingramphotography.com/herm...

jamiewgoodspeed
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jamiewgoodspeed

Florida, USA

Spotted on May 6, 2015
Submitted on May 6, 2015

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