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Hermit Thrush

Hermit Thrush
Hermit Thrush

© David McDonald

Catharus guttatus

Family: (Turdidae) Thrushes

Preferred Habitat: Woodlands and thickets.

Seasonal Occurrence: Common in winter.

Notes: Hermit Thrushes are most likely to be found December through early April. They have a bright eye ring with the plumage of the upperparts varying from soft grayish-brown to russet. In all cases the tail is reddish-brown and usually forms a contrast with the back. One of the best identification clues is their habit of frequently flicking their wings and tails. Hermit Thrushes are usually found singly, close to the ground.
- Susan Billetdeaux

Hermit Thrush
Hermit Thrush

© David McDonald

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