• Welcome to BirdForum, the internet's largest birding community with thousands of members from all over the world. The forums are dedicated to wild birds, birding, binoculars and equipment and all that goes with it.

    Please register for an account to take part in the discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia

Thrush ID help in Waterloo Ontario (1 Viewer)

chipster454

Well-known member
I took two pictures today of thrush that were chasing each other around. I originally thought they were both Hermit Thrush, but when I got home and had a better look at the pictures, I'm thinking one is maybe a Gray-cheeked Thrush? There's a lack of eye ring, and is maybe a darker colour overall. (Could just have been the lighting) The first picture is the bird in question. The second one is the Hermit Thrush for comparison. Let me know what you think. Thanks.
 

Attachments

  • IMG_4427.JPG
    IMG_4427.JPG
    41.3 KB · Views: 100
  • IMG_4434 (2).JPG
    IMG_4434 (2).JPG
    194.4 KB · Views: 97

Jeff Hopkins

Just another...observer
United States
I think it's a Hermit Thrush of one of the paler subspecies. I think the rufous tones in the wings make it Hermit, because Gray-cheeked doesn't have that.

Of course, I'm perfectly willing to be proved wrong.
 

RudiJG1

Active member
Bicknell’s Thrush can show rufous tones in both wing and tail, and I realize that rarity and range make that a long shot. It appears to be a young bird based on the pale tips to its wing coverts. Hermit has buffy flanks compared to Bicknell’s/Gray-cheeked grayish flanks.

Interesting bird, indeed.
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia
Warning! This thread is more than 2 years ago old.
It's likely that no further discussion is required, in which case we recommend starting a new thread. If however you feel your response is required you can still do so.

Users who are viewing this thread

Top