Nature Journal
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Wood Thrush Identification Tips
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
General Information
- Rusty crown, nape and upper back
- White eye ring and streaked cheeks
- White underparts with black spots throughout
- Brown upperparts
- Pink legs
- Sexes similar
- Juvenile has pale spots on upperparts
- Often forages on forest floor
- Distinctive beautiful song

Similar species
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.
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