Chicken Breeds Big Birds Chicken-like-Marsh Duck-like
Gull-like Hawk-like Hummingbird-like Long-legged-like
Owl-like Perching-like Pigeon-like Sandpiper-like
Swallow-like Tree-clinging-like Upland-ground-like Upright-perching Water-like
Gray-cheeked Thrush

Gray-cheeked Thrush - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები

Gray-cheeked Thrush

Overview

Gray-cheeked Thrush: Small thrush (minimus), with olive-brown upperparts, buff-brown breast with brown spots, and white or buff belly. Gray eye-ring is indistinct. Upper mandible is black with pale base, while lower mandible is yellow with black tip. Tail and rump have rust-brown wash.

Range and Habitat

Gray-cheeked Thrush: Breeds from northern Alaska across northern Canada to Newfoundland, south to northern British Columbia, northern Ontario, and central Quebec. Spends winters in Central and South America. Preferred habitats include coniferous forests (primarily spruce), tall shrubby areas in taiga, deciduous forests, and open woodlands.

INTERESTING FACTS

Gray-cheeked and Bicknell's thrushes were only recently recognized as separate species. Most of the information published in the last century on "Gray-cheeked Thrush" concerned the Bicknell's Thrush instead of the Gray-cheeked.
A reticent bird, it keeps mostly under cover, searching for food on the ground.
It is all but indistinguishable from Bicknell's Thrush except by its slightly larger size and different song.
A group of thrushes are collectively known as a "hermitage" and a "mutation" of thrushes.

The Gray-cheeked Thrush is a medium bird, measuring only 15 to 17 cm in length. Breeding grounds are found throughout northern spruce forests in northern Canada and Alaska. They migrate to South America in winter months, and rarely Europe. These birds are long-distance migrants, and regularly cross the Atlantic Ocean to warmer climates in to spend the winter there. Nests are built at the base of trees or low levels on conifers. Food for the Gray-cheeked Thrush is foraged on the forest floor. Diets consist mainly of insects and berries. The conservation rating for the Gray-cheeked Thrush is Least Concern.

La Sagra's Flycatcher - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები American Crow - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები Gray Catbird - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები
MacGillivray's Warbler - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები Juniper Titmouse - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები Iiwi - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები
Crescent-chested Warbler - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები Prothonotary Warbler - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები
White-rumped Shama - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები Western Bluebird - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები Brown Thrasher - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები

Copyright © 2012