Perching

Hermit Thrush

Catharus guttatus
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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

Oak-pine woodland

Riparian / River forest

Shrubs

Urban city
Bird Sound Type: Trilling
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Hermit Thrush
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: December 10, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/hermit-thrush

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Hermit Thrush. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved December 10, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/hermit-thrush

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "Hermit Thrush". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/hermit-thrush

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Dr. Biology. "Hermit Thrush". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 10 Dec 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/hermit-thrush

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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