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Thrush (Wood)

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Hylocichla mustelina
Thrush (Wood)


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


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.


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


They eat insects, fruit and berries.

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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)


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

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