Name (Latin): Hylocichla mustelina
Size: Slightly smaller than the American Robin.
Description: Brown back. White chest. Spots on chest and underbelly. juvenile similar, with streaks.
Song/Sounds: Listen here (Two Birds counter singing)
Habitat: Lives in the interior forest. Not found on margins, field, or wetland habitat.
Seasons in Keene: Summer breeding season. Winters in Central America
Nest and Eggs: Open cup of leaves and grasses lined with mud, placed on lower limbs of tree or shrub
Similar Species: Veery, Hermit Thrush, Brown Thrasher
Population Trends: Population stable, but habitat destruction poses a significant, if localized, threat.
Threats: Susceptible to Cowbird parasitism. Also in danger from loss of habitat. Declines in Wood Thrush populations have been linked to acid rain and forest fragmentation.
Fun Facts: Thrushes have a complicated syrinx (song box) that allows them to sing two notes at the same time and harmonize with their own voice.
Video: Watch here