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- Hylocichla mustelina
Photo by kegressy
Photo taken: Point Pelee, USA.
L. 19-21 cm (7-8")
- Chestnut-brown upper-parts
- White belly with large, dark brown spots
- White ring around dark eye
- Pink legs
- Streaks on back and wings and
- Lighter spots
The Wood Thrush is declining in many areas in North America due to forest fragmentation. The species is being studied in Cornell Universityâ€™s project, Birds in Forested Landscapes. It is also listed on the Audubonâ€™s Watchlist.
Breeding - Eastern North America. Non-breeding - The lowlands of Central America.
Found in deciduous and mixed forests, often near water.
- Diet: Forages in forest leaf litter looking for many different species of insects and beetles. Also eats fruit and berries.
- Song: Ethereal, flutelike Ee-oh-lay repeated several times, with slight variations.
- Call - A rapid pit-pit-pit; Nocturnal flight call, heeh.
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