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6 1/2 -8" (17-20 cm)
 Similar Species
Very similar to Bicknell's Thrush but in most areas only Gray-cheeked Thrush is present, whether in migration or in its breeding range. Usually slightly larger than Bicknell's Thrush with a less reddish tail.
Winters in northern South America. Rare along Pacific coast.
Rare but regular vagrant to Great Britain (45+ records).
Bicknell's Thrush was considered conspecific with this species until recently.
Spruce forests near bog areas in subarctic Canada.
Their diet consists of invertebrates such as beetles and appears to be supplemented by fruit and other vegetable matter.
The cup-shaped nest is built from grass and mud, placed in the low conifer. The clutch consists of 3-5 pale blue-green eggs, with fine brown speckles.
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