They breed in southern Canada from Alberta east and from the northeast U.S. south to Florida and the Gulf coast. They winter in the southern part of their breeding range.
They are found in thickets and scrubby fields.
They have rust-brown colored wings, back, head and tail with a white belly streaked with dark marks. They have the same colors and marks as a thrush, but have a much longer tail, yellow eyes and a long, thin beak that curves down.
They are a strong singer.
They eat insects, especially beetles, fruits, and nuts.
They build a big cup-shaped nest in a thick bush or on the ground made of twigs, lined with leaves. Female lays 2 – 6 pale blue, speckled eggs.
Species: T. rufum
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