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Hermit Thrush

Catharus guttatus

Description:

I am almost positive this is some sort of thrush and based on the region and characteristics of the bird I have narrowed it down to either a Hermit Thrush or a Swainson's Thrush. I am leaning toward the Hermit Thrush as they are the more common of the two but I am hoping someone can confirm. This bird blended in extremely well with the leaves on the ground and dirt and was very difficult to spot. Great natural camouflage.

Habitat:

Suburban backyard

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4 Comments

Phil_S
Phil_S 8 years ago

Unfortunately I did not here the call. Although it was a beautiful day I was taking these pics from inside my house. I had a limited time this morning and happened to notice the birds that i had never really noticed before and grabbed the camera.

Phil_S
Phil_S 8 years ago

That is my gut feeling too. Thank you for the input!

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 8 years ago

I agree it's a Hermit

ScottRasmussen
ScottRasmussen 8 years ago

Given the distinctly reddish tail it's likely a Hermit Thrush. Oddly enough, I struggled with the same ID today in Massachusetts: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/212...

Phil_S
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Phil_S

Mentor, Ohio, USA

Spotted on Apr 15, 2013
Submitted on Apr 15, 2013

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