Family: (Turdidae) Thrushes
Preferred Habitat: Moist, deciduous woodlands
Seasonal Occurrence: Common in spring; uncommon summer through fall.
Notes: About the size of a robin, Wood Thrushes are larger than the other spring migrant thrushes (Veery, Swainson's and Gray-cheeked). Cinnamon-brown above with white breast and prominent spots. Males and females look alike. The song is a beautiful flute-like phrase of 3 to 5 notes.
Wood Thrushes are a rare nesting species within the city limits of Houston.
- Susan Billetdeaux