Veery

Veery

Cinnamon forest thrush.  Common east of the Rockies in summer; winters in Brazil.  Mid-sized thrush; plump with straight, narrow bill, rounded head and long legs; cinnamon back and pale undersides; spotted and yellow-washed breast.   Often sings haunting song at dawn and dusk.  Prefers damp, disturbed forest with developed understory.  Forages on or near ground with long hops for insects during spring and summer; eats more fruit in fall.  Nests on or near ground.  Lifespan up to 10 years.  Population ~ 11 million and declining, possibly due to habitat destruction in both North and South America.  

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January 24, 2015