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Varied Thrush Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Varied Thrushes are stocky songbirds with large, rounded heads, straight bills, and long legs. Usually seen standing horizontally on the ground or in a tree, they often look plump-bellied with a relatively short tail.

    Relative Size

    About the size of an American Robin; smaller than a Steller’s Jay.

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    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 7.5-10.2 in (19-26 cm)
      • Weight: 2.3-3.5 oz (65-100 g)
      • Wingspan: 13.4-15.0 in (34-38 cm)