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Photo © by MuskratNortheastern Pennsylvania, USA, May 2006
Photo © by Muskrat
Northeastern Pennsylvania, USA, May 2006
Catharus fuscescens

Hylocichla fuscescens


[edit] Identification

17–19 cm (6¾-7½ in)

  • Upperparts rufous-brown
  • White underparts
  • Throat and chest buffy, with indistinct reddish brown spots
  • Pink legs
  • Pale eyering

Sexes similar

[edit] Distribution

Canada and the northern United States., wintering in Brazil

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

JuvenilePhoto © by tetoneonNew Jersey, June 2013
Photo © by tetoneon
New Jersey, June 2013

This is a polytypic species consisting of four subspecies[1]:

[edit] Habitat

They breed in thick understorey of damp, dense, deciduous forests.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

The diet consists mostly of invertebrates, sometimes adding small amphibians. With some fruit and berries in the summer.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Allaboutbirds
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2018)

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