French: Grive à dos roussâtre German: Zwergmusendrossel Spanish: Zorzalito quemado
forests of the Oregon = Fort Vancouver, Washington, USA
Subspecies and Distribution
C. u. ustulatus
(Nuttall, 1840) – Pacific coast from SE Alaska S to N California and N New Mexico; non-breeding Mexico S to Panama.
C. u. phillipsi
Ramos, 1991 – Queen Charlotte Is (W Canada); non-breeding E & W Mexico.
C. u. oedicus
(Oberholser, 1899) – SW USA (California); non-breeding W Mexico S to Nicaragua.
16–20 cm; 25–45 g. Medium-sized Catharus with olive-brown upperparts with rufous cast, tail slightly redder than back, whitish belly and lower breast,... read more
Only male sings, producing a pleasing series of a flute-like, upward-spiralling phrases, “wh... read more
Mainly coniferous forests of spruce (Picea) and fir (Abies) and coastal douglas... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates and fruit, former mainly in spring (92%) and summer, latter mainly in autumn (64%) and winter. Invertebrate prey largely... read more
Nests with eggs found from mid-Apr Apr to late Jul, the later nests probably resulting from renesting attempts after earlier failures.... read more
Medium-distance migrant; entire population migrates to Mexico and Central America. Autumn migration... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally abundant, but no estimate of global population numbers. Considerable contraction of range in California in past 100 years,... read more
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