Veery

(Catharus fuscescens)

Conservation Status

 

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  IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

     
  NatureServe

N5B - Secure Breeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Size

 
 

6¾ to 7 in length

12 wingspan

 
     
 

Voice

 
   
 

The flutey voice identifies this as a thrush. The distinctive song is a flutey downward spiral.

 
     
 

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Habitat
 
 

Deciduous and mixed forests and woodland with dense shrubbery and ferns

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Migration

 
 

Late April to late May and mid-August to late September

 
     
 

Nesting

 
 

 

 
     
 

Food

 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Occurrence

 
 

Uncommon migrant, well-represented 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

 
 

Newfoundland Veery (Catharus fuscescens fuliginosus)

North-eastern Veery (Catharus fuscescens fuscescens)

Willow Thrush (Catharus fuscescens salicicola)

Veery (Catharus fuscescens subpallidus)

 
       
 

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  Veery
Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren
 
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JMC Nature Photos
 
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  Veery
Movie Guy's Channel
 
   
 
About

Published on Apr 4, 2014

Veery Photos http://www.arkive.org/veery/catharus-fuscescens/ Click link.

 
     
  Veery
Allen Chartier
 
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  Veery Thrush
The Music of Nature
 
   
 
About

Uploaded on Jun 1, 2010

I am pleased with this sweet video portrait of a Veery thrush. The song of the Veery is one of the most magical and exquisite in the bird world. It is an ethereal downward spiral of flutey notes with an echoing, ventriloquial quality. Frank Chapman, the author of "Bird Life" (1897), had this to say about it: "The Veery's mysterious voice vibrates through the air in pulsating circles of song, like the strains of an Aeolian harp." I couldn't agree more and I hope you like my video portrait!

© 2010 Lang Elliott
musicofnature.org

   
       
  Veery
WIld Bird Video Productions
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Nov 27, 2011

A veery thrush on territory in the Maine forest. © 2011 Garth McElroy

License at http://www.paya.com/videos/135227

   
       
  Veery 100 feet
WildtronicsLLC
 
   
 
About

Published on Jun 24, 2013

This Veery was recorded from 100 feet away using the Wildtronics Parabolic Microphone. The only post processing on the audio was a low cut of 200Hz. Enhance your video productions with the Wildtronics Parabolic Microphone. Available as a Mono and a Mono + Stereo model. An accessory bar is available that can mount a camera and the microphone together onto a tripod.

   
       

 

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Veery Thrush
6/14/2019

Location: Ore Be Gone Minnesota

 
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