Birds fly not into our mouths ready roasted

Birds fly not into our mouths ready roasted.

A Latin proverb

Varied Thrush

Varied Thrush: Have you seen this bird?

Varied Thrush

The Varied Thrush (Zoothera naevia or Ixoreus naevius) is a member of the thrush family Turdidae.

The Varied Thrush breeds in western North America from Alaska to northern California. This thrush is migratory, with northern breeders moving south within or somewhat beyond the breeding range.

Identification Tips:
• Length: 8 inches
• Orange stripe extends rearward from eye
• Dark mask and crown
• Orange underparts with dark breast band
• Dark gray upperparts
• Orange wing bars
• Female similar to male but browner above with paler breast band

Similar species:
The Varied Thrush is somewhat similar to the American Robin but has a dark breast band, orange eye stripe, and orange wing bars.

Their breeding habitat is dense coniferous forest. They lay two to five eggs in a tree nest.

Varied Thrush mainly feed near the ground where they forage for invertebrates. They also eats berries and some seeds.



Birds fly not into our mouths ready roasted.

An Latin proverb


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