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  • Sarah Hassall and Ashley Thomson

    Wood Thrush (Hilochila mustelina)
    By Sarah Hassall and Ashley Thomson

    The common name is Wood Thrush. The family name is Turidae and the genus name is Hilochila, and species is Hilochila mustelina.


    The Wood Thrush is brown, with heavily spotted breast and sides. The Wood Thrush has a brighter brown head. It also has dark eyes and a short tail. You can tell it is a Wood Thrush by its spotted breasts. The Wood Thrush can be 1.5 to 8.5 inches long. Wood Thrushes usually nest in wooded city lots. They nest in trees or bushes and strengthen their nests with mud. The Wood Thrushes are a varied family of fine singers. It makes flute-like phrases. They eat worms, insects and fruits. Wood Thrushes migrate at night.