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Swainson's or Hermit Thrush. (1 Viewer)

49bentley

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Can someone please identify this thrush. Taken near Port Stanley Ontario in Sep.
Thanks
Chris
 

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birdmeister

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Beautiful Swainson's! Note the very strong buffy color on the chest as well as a bold eye-ring and "spectacles".
 

49bentley

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Thanks birdmeister. I really find it hard to distinguish the 2. The difference in colour is so slight for me.
 

bronze sunbird

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Birdmeister is correct: Swainson's. Look for the buff-coloured mark that runs from the front of the eye to the bill. You won't see that mark on a Hermit.
 

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