Hermit Thrush

(Catharus guttatus)

Conservation Status
Hermit Thrush
Photo by Laurie Wachholz
  IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

     
  NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
           
 
Description
 
 

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

 
     
 

Size

 
 

6½ to 7 in length

10½ wingspan

 
     
 

Voice

 
   
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

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

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Migration

 
 

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

 
     
 

Nesting

 
 

 

 
     
 

Food

 
 

Insects in summer, berries and fruit in winter

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Occurrence

 
 

Common migrant and breeder

 
         
 

Maps

 
 

The Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union All Seasons Species Occurrence Map

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Class Aves (birds)  
 

Order

Passeriformes (perching birds)  
 

Family

Turdidae (thrushes)  
 

Genus

Catharus (brown thrushes and nightingale-thrushes)  
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

Alaska Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus guttatus)

Dwarf Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus nanus)

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus slevini)

Mono Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus polionotus)

Newfoundland Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus crymophilus)

Northern Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus faxoni)

Rockies Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus auduboni)

Sierra Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus sequoiensis)

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

 

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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  Hermit Thrush
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Uploaded on Apr 20, 2011

Hermit thrush singing in Maine. © 2011 Garth McElroy

   
       
  Hermit Thrush
birdbeaverman's channel
 
   
 
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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 )
chamane222
 
   
 
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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 ...,

   
       
  Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)
tomb0171
 
   
 
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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
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Apr 23, 2011

Note the leg-jiggling behavior in this foraging specimen. Photographed at Grand Forks, North Dakota (23 April 2010).

   
       

 

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