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Need Help For Thrush? Pic!!! (1 Viewer)

AmpelisChinito

Cedar Waxwing Chairman
Need Help For Thrush(?) Pic!!!

I took this picture today in greater Boston at about 12:00. He was in a pine tree, being skittish. I couldn't get focused with all the branches in the way. The closest thing I can think of is maybe a Varied Thrush. Also notice his beak, pale with a black tip.

Thanks!

Ampelis
 

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Bluetail

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Personally I'd put my money on a Hermit Thrush. The black bill tip isn't a problem. Varied Thrush is a bit nearer in shape to American Robin - at least it's less dinky and rotund than your bird looks.
 

Timberdoodler

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Bluetail said:
Personally I'd put my money on a Hermit Thrush. The black bill tip isn't a problem. Varied Thrush is a bit nearer in shape to American Robin - at least it's less dinky and rotund than your bird looks.

I agree with Bluetail, definitely a Hermit.
 

Terry O'Nolley

Cow-headed Jaybird
Hermit sounds good - rufous tail plus the fact that they are the only thrushes likely to be found this far north at this time of the year.
 

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