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Bicknell's Thrush


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.


Complex song of burry flute-like notes, usually ending on a upslur. Nocturnal flight note a one-or two-note "whe-eer" dropping in pitch.

Search the Macaulay Library online archive for more sounds and videos

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