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Wood Thrush Identification

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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