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Swainson's Thrush -
(Catharus ustulatus)
 

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Identification

  • Medium-sized thrush
  • Brownish above
  • Light below with dark spots
  • Buffy face and eyering
  • 7" (18 cm.)

Habitat

  • Mixed coniferous and deciduous forest

Additional Information

  • Fairly common migrant
  • Population in decline
  • Wisconsin species of special concern
  • Distinctive song--flutelike, spiralling upward
  • Tends to forage on or near the ground

Swainson's Thrush on a branch

 

Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962
kickapoo.reserve@krm.state.wi.us

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