wood thrush


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wood thrush

n.
A large thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) of wooded areas of North and Central America, having a reddish-brown head and a spotted cream-colored breast and noted for its complex song.

wood′ thrush`


n.
a large, melodious thrush, Hylocichla mustelina, breeding in woodlands of E North America.
[1785–95]
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Noun1.wood thrush - large thrush common in eastern American woodlandswood thrush - large thrush common in eastern American woodlands; noted for its melodious song
thrush - songbirds characteristically having brownish upper plumage with a spotted breast
References in classic literature ?
I was not only nearer to some of those which commonly frequent the garden and the orchard, but to those smaller and more thrilling songsters of the forest which never, or rarely, serenade a villager -- the wood thrush, the veery, the scarlet tanager, the field sparrow, the whip-poor-will, and many others.
This small lake was of most value as a neighbor in the intervals of a gentle rain-storm in August, when, both air and water being perfectly still, but the sky overcast, mid-afternoon had all the serenity of evening, and the wood thrush sang around, and was heard from shore to shore.
There are some intervals which border the strain of the wood thrush, to which I would migrate--wild lands where no settler has squatted; to which, methinks, I am already acclimated.
SCENIC VISTAS at the end of trails, trout pools in fast-moving streams, song of the wood thrush, and the smell of pines all quickly come to mind when I think about the field of forest conservation.
Migrating ducks are common visitors, along with wild turkey, least bittern, Mississippi kite, red-headed woodpecker, and wood thrush.
Basal area also appeared in the top-ranked models for three species and had a significant positive relationship with only one species, wood thrush (Hybcichla mustelina).
Contract Awarded for Notice of Intent to Sole Source Research Regarding Population Viability of the Wood Thrush Within and Surrounding DoD Installations
Listen for the melodic song of the wood thrush and other songbirds in the tree canopy.
In his poem ''Marina,'' he writes, ''What seas, what shores, what grey rocks and what islands, What water lapping the bow, And scent of pine, and wood thrush echoing through the fog.
Other state birds at risk include brown pelican (Louisiana), California gull (Utah), hermit thrush (Vermont), mountain bluebird (Idaho and Nevada), ruffed grouse (Pennsylvania), purple finch (New Hampshire), and wood thrush (Washington, D.
Some area-sensitive, interior-dwelling avifauna require intact, mature forest stands, such as the ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla), scarlet tanager (Piranga olivacea), and wood thrush (Hylocichla mustelina), a species of national conservation concern (BNA 2011).