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Veery

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Catharus fuscescens

Family: (Turdidae) Thrushes

Preferred Habitat: Woodlands

Seasonal Occurrence: Uncommon in spring; occasional in fall.

Notes by Susan Billetdeaux: Veery is the least common of the spring migrant spotted thrushes (others are Swainson's, Gray-cheeked, and Wood). Distinguishing marks for Veery are its warm tawny-brown plumage and lack of eye ring. It also has less spotting on its breast than the others. The song is a series of soft, breezy, descending veeyurr, veeyurr, veeyurr. The call note is a single veeyew. Veeries breed in the northern US and Canada. They winter in central and southern Brazil.

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