Hermit Thrush

(Catharus guttatus)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

 

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NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common migrant and breeder

Habitat

Coniferous, mixed, and deciduous open forests and internal forest edges.

Size

6½ to 7 in length

10½ wingspan


Identification

Upperparts are grayish-brown, tail is distinctly reddish-brown.

 
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Food

Insects in summer, berries and fruit in winter

 
Nesting

 

 
Migration

Mid-March to late May and early September to mid-October


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Taxonomy

Order:

Passeriformes (perching birds)

 

Family:

Turdidae (thrushes, robins, chats, and wheatears)

 
Subordinate Taxa

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus auduboni)

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus crymophilus)

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus faxoni)

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus guttatus)

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus nanus)

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus polionotus)

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus sequoiensis)

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus slevini)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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Hermit thrush singing in Maine. © 2011 Garth McElroy

 
     
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Uploaded on Jan 20, 2009

The Hermit Thrush arrives at the nature sanctuary in the spring, hunts on the ground for insects, and finally sings its haunting song in the upland forest. This video was taken From Spring Farm CARES Nature Sanctuary's Living Portrait series.

 
     
  Chant de la grive solitaire ( Catharus guttatus )
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Uploaded on Jul 2, 2011

Enregistré au Parc Frontenac juin 2011 par André Brazeau.

Un des plus beaux chants de la forêt ...,

 
     
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Uploaded on Jan 26, 2010

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)

* Family: Turdidae,

* Genus: Catharus,

* Species: C. guttatus,

* Type: Bird,

* Diet: Omnivore,

* Size: 6.5 - 7.5 "

* Life span in the wild: up to 7 years,

* Weight:9-10 grams,

* Habitat: Nests in dense coniferous or mixed woodlands and their edges; edges of interior forest clearings such as ponds, logging roads, and utility Hermit Thrush.

** Hermit Thrushes migrate to wintering grounds in the southern United States and south to Central America. Although they usually only breed in forests, Hermit Thrushes will sometimes winter in parks and wooded suburban neighborhoods. They are very rare vagrants to western Europe.

More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermit_Thrush

or http://www.nenature.com/HermitThrush.htm

 
     
  Hermit Thrush (Muscicapidae: Catharus guttatus) Foraging
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Note the leg-jiggling behavior in this foraging specimen. Photographed at Grand Forks, North Dakota (23 April 2010).

 
     

 

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