Swainson's thrush


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Swainson's thrush

n.
An olive-brown or reddish-brown thrush (Catharus ustulatus) that breeds primarily in conifer forests of North America and winters in South and Central America. Also called olive-backed thrush.

[After William Swainson (1789-1855), British naturalist.]
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Avoider birds include species like the Pacific wren and the Swainson's thrush that are found in the U.
Deciduous forest habitats had three species with significant indicators only for this habitat type, including Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus), Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina), and Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius).
The Swainson's thrush that spent the winter in northern Argentina, and which rested in the shrubbery near your mailbox after a long night of flying, is now nesting in Newfoundland.
Services include meditation, prayer, chanting and the world premiere of "Song of the Thrush," based on the actual melody of the Swainson's thrush.
A Swainson's thrush, usually found in Canada and Alaska, is thought to have been swept off course by recent Atlantic storms.
In addition, a single Amblyomma nodosum larva was removed from an after-hatch year Swainson's thrush on May 17, 2005, and a single A.
We found that local bird species most frequently infested by ticks include the low-foraging grouse, turkey, chickadee, house wren, gray catbird, brown thrasher, robin, wood thrush, hermit thrush, Swainson's thrush, veery, yellow warbler, ovenbird, northern waterthrush, Connecticut warbler, mourning warbler, common yellowthroat, goldfinch, rufous-sided towhee, field sparrow, white-throated sparrow, swamp sparrow and song sparrow.
We recorded a few migrant species that were somewhat unusual because of their relatively late seasonal occurrence (House Wren, Swainson's Thrush, Black-throated Green Warbler, Rose-breasted Grosbeak).
Summary: In the woods the other day - redwoods and coastal oaks - I stopped to listen to a Swainson's thrush, a bird more often heard than seen.
Both studies involved a secretive relative of the American Robin called Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus).
In addition, Swainson's Thrush and White-throated Sparrow were abundant in Bohm Woods.