Varied Thrush

The Varied Thrush is a member of the thrush family Turdidae.

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The Varied Thrush is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

British Columbia: Birding for the Varied Thrush in Stanley Park’s forests | Forest Policy Research Feb 16th, 2009 at 6:47 pm at Get full text; support writer, producer of the words: Stanley Park used to be the one site I could almost guarantee finding a wintering Varied 5. More

A visit from a Varied Thrush can brighten up a drab winter day. This striking bird may remind you of its cousin, the American Robin, only dressed in orange instead of red. Photograph by Steve Berliner In the winter months we host some cold weather lovers who consider Oregon and Washington warm climates! The Varied Thrush is one of our winter visitors. Nicknamed the “winter” or “Alaskan” robin, its shape and size does closely resemble the American Robin. More

The Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius or Zoothera naevia) is a member of the thrush family Turdidae. It breeds in western North America from Alaska to northern California. It is migratory, with northern breeders moving south within or somewhat beyond the breeding range. Other populations may only move altitudinally. More

The Varied Thrush has a large range, estimated globally at 3,300,000 square kilometers. Native to the United States, Canada, and Mexico, this bird prefers boreal or temperate forest ecosystems. The global population of this bird is estimated at 26,000,000 individuals and does not show signs of decline that would necessitate inclusion on the IUCN Red List. For this reason, the current evaluation status of the Varied Thrush is Least Concern. More

Feeding: The diet of the Varied Thrush changes from season to season. When breeding, it mainly searches the forest floor for arthropods and other invertebrates, which it often locates by using its bill to flip leaf litter into the air. It will also take a variety of prey, including worms, caterpillars and insects. In winter, its diet becomes especially dependant upon fruits and berries, but also upon seeds, acorns, and other nuts. More

Varied Thrush Range MapView dynamic map of eBird sightings Field MarksHelp - * MalePopOutZoom In Male * © Donald Waite/CLO * AdultPopOutZoom In Adult * © Brian E. More

Varied Thrush in the Mayacamas Mountain Range = A Snowy Mountain and a Varied Thrush - We're just back from an exciting one-day bird watching vacation! Our faithful readers know by now that the folks here at American Bird Guide are advocates of viewing your days off as the opportunity to take a bird watching tour, not thousands of miles away, but just beyond your own neighborhood. More

The Varied Thrush has a black cap, black eye stripe and necklace, black wing bars alternating with the orange and a long black tail. Note the long, slightly curved black beak, orange legs and apricot plumage under the tail. The eyes are large, black and alert. More

The male Varied Thrush is a striking bird, and is virtually unmistakable. It is smaller than an American Robin and dark blue-gray above. It has bright orange wing bars, throat, lateral head stripe and underparts. There is a black breast band and facemask. The song is eerie and melancholic. Female and juvenile birds are browner above and the orange is more subdued. The breast band and facemask are a blotchy brown. More

Varied Thrush determination Similar species Turdidae American Robin | Blackbird | Black-Throated Thrush | Dusky Thrush | Eyebrowed Thrush | Fieldfare | Grey-cheeked Thrush | Hermit Thrush | Mistle Thrush | Naumanns Thrush | Red-Throated Thrush | Redwing | Ring Ouzel | Rock Thrush | Siberian Thrush | Song Thrush | Swainsons Thrush | More

Varied Thrushes in the East during 2004-05 Return to Index Page The Varied Thrush winters More

Varied Thrushes spend the winter in our area. They enjoy sunflower chips and are extremely fond of rolled oats. In the Habitat section, you can see a picture of a Varied Thrush holding a rolled oat in its beak. Varied Thrush (Female)Varied Thrush (Female) Female Varied Thrushes are pale in comparison to the males. These thrushes nest in old-growth forests and are on the decline due to habitat loss. More

Robin but slighter in build, the Varied Thrush is a boldly patterned bird. In the male, the rust-colored belly and throat are interrupted by a black breast-band; the female has a lighter, grayish band. A similar band lines the face at the eye. A rust-colored stripe lines the head above the eye-band, and the crown is bluish gray, as are the back and tail. The wings are boldly patterned with slate, black, and rust. Female patterning is similar, but the back is brownish. More

Varied Thrush male has greyish-blue crown, nape, back, rump and tail. Face is orange, with orange eyebrow and breast. We can see a black eye-stripe, and a blackish breast band, as a necklace. Upperwings are slate-grey with two orange wing bars, and an orange patch on opening wing. Belly is orange, slightly mottled grey, whereas the vent is whitish. Flanks are grey. Female resembles male, but duller. Brownish-olive on upperparts replaces slate-grey of male. She has grey breast band. More

Varied Thrush - Caledonia State Park, Franklin County; December 8, 2004 to April 2, 2005. Photos by Bob Moul. Note the faint breast band on the buffy throat and breast, and the buff-colored wing markings and eyebrow. Expert birder, Peter Pyle identified this bird as a first-year female. More photos of this bird can be found on Bob Moul's website. More

Great captures Jim, I have a Varied Thrush that has been eluding me for weeks. Well done Jess. More

vues bornagainbirdwatcher — 28 novembre 2007 — A Varied Thrush in Scappoose, Oregon on November 28, 2007, digividibinned off-hand through a window pane during... bornagainbirdwatcher — 28 novembre 2007 — A Varied Thrush in Scappoose, Oregon on November 28, 2007, digividibinned off-hand through a window pane during a rainstorm using a Swarovski EL 8x32mm binocular and SnapShot Adapter, and a Canon SD600 digital camera set to video mode and optically zoomed to 2x. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Turdidae
Genus : Zoothera
Species : naevia
Authority : (Gmelin, 1789)