wood thrush (Hylocichla mustelina)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 7 inches
Rusty crown, nape and upper back
White eye ring and streaked cheeks
White underparts with black spots throughout
Juvenile has pale spots on upperparts
Often forages on forest floor
Distinctive beautiful song
The wood thrush resides in forests in the eastern United States where
it is more often heard than seen. It is similar to other thrushes but has
larger spots that extend onto the belly and contrast between the rusty
head and duller brown back. Brown thrasher is somewhat similar but
has a much longer tail.
Migration Status: Short distance migrant
Breeding Habitat: Woodland
Nest Location: Ground-low nesting
Nest Type: Open-cup
Clutch Size: 3-5
Length of Incubation: 12-13 days
Days to Fledge: 12
Number of Broods: 2, 3? in south
Diet: Mostly insects; lesser quantities of fruit
SKY MEADOWS DISTRIBUTION/SEASONAL OCCURRENCE
Relative abundance and seasonal occurrence are indicated in red below.
C - Common: Likely to be present in good numbers in appropriate habitat and season.
U - Uncommon: May be present in appropriate habitat and season, often in low
O - Occassional: Found in appropriate habitat perhaps only a few times per season,
sometimes low numbers.
R - Rare: May not be recorded every year.
Acc - Accidental: Recorded once or twice, may not be expected again for a long time.
Sp - Spring: March, April, May C
Su - Summer: June, July, August C
Fall: September, October, November U
Winter: December, January, February
Calendar of Events
Sky Meadows Park
Crooked Run Valley