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Swainson's thrush
Catharus ustulatus

Swainson's thrush
Swainson's thrush
Swainson's thrush

Size: 7 inches
Overall Color: reddish brown and buffy and white
Occurrence: coniferous and mixed woods
Diet: insects, spiders, berries
Nest: cup on horizontal tree branch
Field Identification: dark reddish above, buffy eye ring, spots on buffy breast
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: ustulatus

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