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Swainsons Thrush

Catharus ustulatus

Description:

long legs,sharp pointed beak. A common migrant through the state, Swainson's Thrushes are often found in mixed flocks with other similar thrushes. They also are active breeders in the Black Hills. Generally a shy bird, Swainson's Thrushes are sometimes easier to hear than to see.

Habitat:

foothills

Notes:

Very shy bird!

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5 Comments

In my area the ones i see arround go nest in noth europe and came here spend the winter,smart guy's :)

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Thanks, Antonio. I wonder what its migratory route is? It was very shy.

Great cache Emma i love Trush's they are very dificult to spott,congrats :)

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Thanks so much Despina. You are awesome!

I thought it was a Gray-cheeked Thrush, but since it was spotted in California, that means, it's not that species at all (too far away from it's range), so it's probably a Swainson's Thrush, wich is very similar to Gray-cheeked (there are some very close color variations)
http://sdakotabirds.com/species/swainson...

Hema
Spotted by
Hema

Tulare, California, USA

Spotted on Nov 1, 2012
Submitted on Nov 1, 2012

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