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Hermit Thrush
Catharus guttatus

Kinglets, Bluebirds and Thrushes
Thrush Family (Turdidae)

Size: Length: 19 cm

Description: A common thrush of mixed or coniferous forest, the hermit thrush has an olive-brown head, back and wing with a rust coloured rump and tail. This distinguishes it from all similar thrushes. There is a white eye-ring. The breast is white, with large brown spots, fading towards the belly. Their call is made up of numerous flute-like notes, with the first being lower, and longer than the others. The cup-like nest is usually built on the ground. They feed on insects and invertebrates, along with some berries, usually foraging on the ground.

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