French: Grive de Bicknell German: Bicknellmusendrossel Spanish: Zorzalito de Bicknell
Hylocichla aliciae bicknelli
near the summit of Slide Mountain, Ulster County, New York, USA
Locally in E Canada (E Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick) and NE USA (E New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine); non-breeding mainly Hispaniola, also E Cuba, Jamaica and Puerto Rico.
16–17 cm; 26–33 g. Olive-brown above, in S of range more tawny-brown; dull whitish below, with greyish-brown face, indistinct pale eyering, mid-brown malar... read more
Song, by male from exposed or hidden perch usually high in tree, late May to end Jun, very similar... read more
Breeds in dense montane forests of balsam fir (Abies balsamae), also with red spruce (... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, almost entirely insects, throughout year, but supplemented in autumn and winter by fruit and berries. Key foods in breeding... read more
Jun–Aug; one documented case of two broods. Male not territorial, several males may call and sing in same area, but female apparently... read more
Long-distance nocturnal migrant, travelling E of Appalachians in both directions. Details of... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. CMS Appendix II. Global population assessed at 21,000–53,000 mature individuals, of which 20,000–50,000 in USA and 1000–3000 in Maritime... read more
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