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Hermit thrush
Catharus guttatus

Size: 7 inches
Overall Color: brown
Occurrence: coniferous and mixed woods
Diet: insects, spiders, worms, fruits, berries
Nest: cup on ground
Field Identification: white eye ring, spotting on breast, reddish brown tail, flicks wings and tail vertically
Season: summer

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: 69 Turdidae (thrushes, bluebirds, solitaires,veery)
Genus: Catharus
Species: guttatus

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