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Sonoran Desert Birds



Hermit thrush - (Catharus guttatus)

 Hermit thrush

 Hermit thrush

 Hermit thrush

Size: 7 inches
Overall Color: brown
Occurrence: widespread
Diet: insects, spiders, worms, fruits, berries
Nest: on ground
Field Identification: white eye ring, spotting on breast, reddish brown tail, flicks wings and tail vertically
Season: winter

Hermit thrush
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae (thrushes)
Genus: Catharus
species: guttatus

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