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Varied thrush (male)
Ixoreus naevius

Varied thrush (male)
Varied thrush (male)

Size: 9.5 inches
Overall Color: orange and black and gray
Occurrence: coniferous forest
Diet: insects, spiders, worms, snails, seeds, berries
Nest: cup on horizontal tree branch
Field Identification: faint or no breastband, orange eyebrow wingbars and underneath, black cheek
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: Ixoreus
Species: naevius

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