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help in New Jersey Veery or other thrush (1 Viewer)


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migration time is tough Veery or other thrush


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Immature grey-cheeked thrush I think. Grey cheeks, grey flanks, strong spotting, back dull (not reddish), an eye ring but not prominent (e.g. not like Swanson's)


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I'm not totally sure, but I'm leaning towards Veery here. This bird seems to show too rich of a rufous back for GC Thrush. Also, the spotting on the breast is infused with buffy orange, not a good point for Gray-cheeked. The final point would be that Veery is more likely to be seen with a gape line and fluffy plumage in New Jersey than Gray-cheeked (boreal breeder).

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