Thrushes & Allies

Swainson's thrush at Magee Marsh, Ohio by D. Faulkner / Wikimedia

Swainson’s Thrush

Look For Swainson’s thrush was once called the olive-backed thrush. The name changed in part because some Swainson’s thrush populations have brownish backs and also because the olive-like tone seen in others—which varies with light conditions—is much like that of gray-cheeked, Bicknell’s, and hermit thrushes. These species, however, lack the Swainson’s buff-colored eye ring, lores,

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