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Thrush (Wood)

Hylocichla mustelina
Thrush (Wood)

Range

They breed in eastern North America, from southern Ontario to Nova Scotia and south to northern Florida, west to Texas and South Dakota.

Habitat

They live in deciduous forests with thick, brushy undergrowth.

Body Traits

They are large and brown with a rusty-colored head. They have a white breast and belly with dark, round spots. They have a white eyering. Males and females look alike.

Habits

They raise their tail over and over. They have a loud flute-like song.

Diet

They eat insects, fruit and berries.

Reproduction

They build a cup-shaped nest of dead leaves, grass, and bark and layer it with mud. They are hidden on a lower limb of a tree or shrub. The female lays 3 – 4 blue-green eggs.

Thrush (Wood)

Classification

Domain:    Eukarya
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae
Genus: Hylocichla
Species: H. mustelina

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