Hermit Thrush

Catharus guttatus

Thrushes and Thrashers

Hermit Thrush

Catharus guttatus

Thrushes and Thrashers

Hermit Thrush
Hermit Thrush

Daniel Fitzgerald

It is not uncommon to see this bird on the side of a woodland trail during migration and winter; but it may also frequent chaparral, scrubby areas, or other habitats with dense undergrowth.

Olive-brown or grayish-brown back and head typically contrast with rufous tail; also, tail is occasionally quickly raised and slowly lowered. Compare with Swainson’s Thrush.

Diet includes insects, small amphibians or reptiles, and fruits.

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