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Hermit Thrush

Catharus guttatus

Hermit Thrush
copyright Robert Shantz
Length: 7 in. (17 cm)
During the winter, this thrush skulks in thick underbrush of riparian forests and low elevation woodlands. In the summer it nests in mixed coniferous and broad-leafed mature forests at higher elevations and latitudes. It feeds on the ground where it eats insects and later in the season enjoys berries from low bushes. The nest is on the ground or low in a shrub or tree, and it is made of weeds, wood chips, moss and mud. The four-digit banding code is HETH.

Fir forest
Fir forest

Oak-pine woodland
Oak-pine woodland

Riparian / River forest
Riparian / River forest

Shrubs
Shrubs

Urban city
Urban city

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