French: Grive des bois German: Walddrossel Spanish: Zorzalito maculado
J. F. Gmelin
New York, USA
SE Canada (SE Ontario E to Nova Scotia) and E USA; non-breeding E Mexico and Central America.
18–21·5 cm; 40–72 g. Slightly larger and stockier than Catharus thrushes. Has rufous-brown crown, nape and neck side, shading to mid-brown... read more
Song, mainly before dawn and in early morning, by male from leafless limb often high in tree, a... read more
Breeds in interior and edge of wide variety of deciduous and mixed forests in which primary... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly soil invertebrates, with considerable fruit from late summer to early spring; tends to shift from canopy-shaded litter-rich areas in... read more
Early May to late Aug; two broods typical (minimum 74% in one study, Ontario), three broods rare. Apparently monogamous, rare instances of... read more
Long-distance nocturnal migrant, travelling on average 2200 km. Leaves N breeding areas mid-Aug to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Common, but both anecdotal and survey data indicate a sustained and moderately rapid population decline, which... read more
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