About This Animal
SIZE: 6.75 inches
RANGE: Widespread across North America
HABITAT: Coniferous or mixed woodlands, thickets
DIET: Insects, berries and fruit
ON EXHIBIT: Cove Forest in River Journey
Both sexes are mostly pale brown with a creamy white breast containing small black spots concentrated on throat and breast. This species of brown thrush has a reddish tail which it constantly flicks along with its wings.
This is the only species of brown thrush that regularly spends the winter in our area. On it's breeding territory its flute-like call is considered among the most beautiful of bird songs. Breeds in the SE US in the high Appalachians.