Verification of Unusual
Rec. # 2006-08(R82)
(Transcribed by M. G. Moody)
|Scientific name:||Hylocichla mustelina|
|Length of time observed:||2 hours|
|Age:||? juvenile or female|
|Sex:||Unknown (basic plumage)|
|Distance to bird:||Approx. 85 Ft.|
|Optical equipment:||8x40 Binoculars|
Prior weather / number of days since change: Previous 2 days were sunny.
|Light Conditions:||Very Good|
|Description: Size of bird:|
|(Description:) Basic Shape:|
|(Description:) Overall Pattern:|
|(Description:) Bill Type:|
Field Marks and
Forehead, crown, nape, back, wings and tail is light rufous.
Eye - Dark with eye ring.
Ear - faint horizontal lines.
Mustache (whiskers) Dark.
Throat between whiskers light in color with no dark coloring.
Beak - typical thrush-like, long + med. heavy. Lighter in color at base of lower mandable and gradually becoming darker at the tip.
Breast and Sides heavily spotted.
Wings have a faint suggestion of wing bars with feathers very lightly tipped with white.
Tarsus light in color.
Under Tail in vent area is light - a pale yellow or buff color.
Variations from expected filed marks: I expected to see darker horizontal lines on the earpatch. This could be a juvenile or female. I wasn´t able to determine.
|Song or call & method of delivery:||We heard no sounds.|
|Behavior:||The food searching habit was to flip aside unwanted material with (head) + beak - with a sweeping motion. Seemed to ignore other birds at this time.|
|Habitat:||Wooded area with small stream near by -- bird was feeding among the thicket, trees, shrub and flower beds in a private, secluded residence.|
were they eliminated:
|Both Robin and Hermit Thrush were present for comparison. At times both were as close as 2 ft. to the Wood Thrush. This bird is approx. 8 1-2 inches long. More chunky (fat) than the hermit thrush, but not quite as large as the robin.|
this & similar species:
|Have seen many in eastern U.S.A.|
|Description from:||Notes made at time of sighting|
|Observer:||Helen S. Chindgren|
|Observer's address:||4726 Wallace Lane, Salt Lake City, UT. 84117|
|Observer's e-mail address:|
|Other observers who independently identified this bird:||Louise Hollander|
|Date prepared:||(Mar 1982)|