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Bicknell's Thrush

Catharus bicknelli ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: TURDIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Vulnerable

Only recently considered a separate species from the Gray-cheeked Thrush, the Bicknell's Thrush has one of the most restricted breeding and wintering ranges of any North American bird.

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Appearance

Thrushes
Thrushes
Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Medium-sized thrush.
  • Upperparts brownish gray.
  • Tail chestnut, contrasting with wings and back.
  • Plain gray face with some light streaks but no eyering.

Immature Description

Like adult.

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  • Adult

    Bicknell's Thrush

    Adult
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Similar Species

  • Gray-cheeked Thrush is very similar and probably not safely distinguished in the field. May be distinguished by song, with the final note of a gray-cheeked song usually falling in pitch while that of a Bicknell's rises.

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