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Gray-cheeked Thrush -
(Cartharus minimus)



  • Medium-sized thrush
  • Gray-brown above
  • Light below with dark spots
  • Plain grayish face, gray flanks 


  • Dense shrubs and low trees with dense
    Undergrowth in Alaska and northern Canada
  • During migration, in a variety of
         forested areas

Additional Information

  • Uncommon migrant
  • Shy
  • May be confused with other thrushes,
         especially Swainson's, which has more
         buffy "spectacles" and more buffy
         color on face and upper breast
  • Tends to forage on or near the ground

Grey-cheeked Thrush hiding in the brush 


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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