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Swainson's Thrush

Catharus ustulatus


These medium-brown birds with pale underparts have spotted chests and large buffy eyerings that extend in front of the eye, creating “spectacles.” The whitish throat is bordered on each side with a dark brown stripe.


This is a forest bird, rarely found far from closed-canopy forest. Breeding habitat is a mix of deciduous and coniferous forest (though sometimes includes pure deciduous forest).

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Spotted on Oct 26, 2014
Submitted on Oct 29, 2014

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