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    Wood Thrush Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      The Wood Thrush's pot-bellied body, short tail, straight bill, big head, and upright posture give it the profile of a scaled-down American Robin.

      Relative Size

      Smaller than an American Robin, larger than a Hermit Thrush.

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      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 7.5-8.3 in (19-21 cm)
        • Weight: 1.4-1.8 oz (40-50 g)
        • Wingspan: 11.8-13.4 in (30-34 cm)

    Regional Differences