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Wood Thrush

Wood Thrush
Wood Thrush

© Greg Lavaty

Hylocichla mustelina

Family: (Turdidae) Thrushes

Preferred Habitat: Moist, deciduous woodlands

Seasonal Occurrence: Common in spring; uncommon summer through fall.

Notes by Susan Billetdeaux: 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.

Wood Thrush
Wood Thrush

© Allen Murphy

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