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The soul has illusions as the bird has wings: it is supported by them.

A Victor Hugo quotation

Hermit Thrush

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Hermit Thrush

All the western subspecies of this bird have the sides and flanks grayish or olivaceous. The bill is relatively smaller or more slender, the tail relatively longer, and the feet relatively smaller than in the eastern subspecies.

RANGE: North America from central Alaska and northern Canada to Guatemala.

HABITAT: In summer, inhabits coniferous, mixed, and deciduous forests with intermediate to high canopy coverage. During migration and in winter, also inhabits chaparral, riparian woodlands, arid pine-oak associations, and desert scrub.

NEST: Usually builds nest in a depression on the ground, under rock ledges, or under low overhanging limbs. Sometimes locates nests in shrubs or small trees near the ground, especially in the West.

FOOD: Gets most of its food from the ground. Eats insects, spiders, snails, and earthworms, plus considerable amounts of wild fruits in fall and winter.



The soul has illusions as the bird has wings: it is supported by them.

By Victor Hugo


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