Swainson’s thrush

(Catharus ustulatus)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

Swainson’s thrush

NatureServe

N5B - Secure Breeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common migrant, uncommon breeder

Habitat

Edges and openings of mixed deciduous and coniferous forest

Size

7 in length

11½ wingspan

 
Identification

 

 
Voice

 

 
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Food

 

 
Nesting

 

 
Migration

Lagte April to early June and early August to late October

 
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Taxonomy

Order:

Passeriformes (perching birds)

 

Family:

Turdidae (thrushes, robins, chats, and wheatears)

 
Subordinate Taxa

Olive-backed thrush (Catharus ustulatus swainsoni)

Swainson’s thrush (Catharus ustulatus appalachiensis)

Swainson’s thrush (Catharus ustulatus oedicus)

Swainson’s thrush (Catharus ustulatus phillipsi)

Swainson’s thrush (Catharus ustulatus ustulatus)

Yukon Olive-backed thrush (Catharus ustulatus incanus)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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  Swainson's Thrush
Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren
 
  Swainson's Thrush  
     
  Swainson's Thrush
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  Swainson's Thrush song
naturalist97333
 
   
 
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Published on Jun 23, 2010

Often heard but difficult to spot. This video of a singing Swainson's Thrush is a cherished prize!

   
       
  Swainson's Thrush in Maine
WIld Bird Video Productions
 
   
 
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Published on Apr 3, 2012

A male Swainson's thrush on his territory in the boreal forest of Maine. © 2011 Garth McElroy

   
       
  The Swainson's Thrush
Martyn Stewart
 
   
 
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Published on Jun 3, 2012

This is a bird seldom seen but often heard in the spring. The eerie swirling song and the unmistaken "whit" calls signal summer is on its way.

   
       
  Grive à dos olive -Swainson' Thrush - ( Catharus ustulatus )
PhilippeFACQUET
 
   
 
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Published on Jan 21, 2014

Grive à dos olive filmée à Ouessant (Finistére )

Pour voir plus d'oiseaux rares d'Ouessant; voir mon film "Ouessant ,paradis des cocheurs"

   
       
  Swainson's Thrush
revalkit
 
   
 
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Published on Sep 15, 2012

No description available.

   
       

 

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