Wood Thrush

(Hylocichla mustelina)

Conservation Status

 

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  IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

     
  NatureServe

N5B - Secure Breeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Size

 
 

7½ to 8½ in length

13 wingspan

 
     
 

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Habitat
 
 

Deciduous and mixed forests with moderately dense shrub layer

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Migration

 
 

May through June

 
     
 

Nesting

 
 

 

 
     
 

Food

 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Occurrence

 
 

Uncommon 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

Hylocichla (wood thrushes)  
       
 

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  Wood Thrush
Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren
 
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Other Videos
 
  Wood Thrush singing song close-up
Douglas Bauman
 
   
 
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Uploaded on May 7, 2011

Wood Thrush singing song close-up at Harrison Hills park by javadoug

   
       
  wood thrush
The Music of Nature
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jul 24, 2010

These wood thrushes were singing and nesting on our property near Easley in central Missouri. They are one of the great joys of living in our block of forest.

   
       
  A Beautiful Songbird: The Wood Thrush, HD
Earth Rangers
 
   
 
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Published on Nov 7, 2012

Have you ever heard the sound of a Wood thrush? It is a beautiful song but one that is quickly being silenced as these migratory song birds lose their homes due to deforestation. Many of the forests along their migratory route are being torn down, leaving Wood thrush without a place to rest. Deforestation is even an issue in Canada. After their long migration, Wood thrush return to fragmented forests, leaving the Wood thrush's nests and young unprotected and vulnerable to predators.

One of the best ways to help the Wood thrush is to protect and restore their habitat. Holcim Canada has been working to rehabilitate an old quarry in Wood thrush territory in hopes of providing animals with a permanent home. They have spotted many animals using the land, including Wood thrush, which shows how habitat restoration can work wonders for rebuilding a species' population.

   
       
  Archive Clips: Wood Thrush Pair at Nest
LabofOrnithology
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Apr 15, 2010

An intimate look at a Wood Thrush pair tending their nest in Sapsucker Woods at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Learn more about the Wood Thrush on All About Birds: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Wood_Thrush/id

Explore the Macaulay Library Archive for more video and audio recordings of this species and thousands of others: http://macaulaylibrary.org/index.do

   
       
  Kathy Mattea -" Wood Thrush's Song"
Kathy Mattea
 
   
 
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Published on Aug 15, 2012

An acoustic preview of the songs from Kathy Mattea's album, Calling Me Home, on Sugar Hill Records.

For more info go to http://www.mattea.com

   
       

 

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