Swainson's Thrush

Size: 6.5-7.5”
Description: Medium-brown overall with pale underparts, spotted chest and throat, and a buff-colored eye ring that extends in front of the eye.
Migratory Status: Summer residents of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Habitat: Live in foothill and riparian thickets and spruce-fir forests to 10,000 feet.
Diet: Eat mostly insects, arthropods and berries. Forage by hopping along the ground and by gleaning insects from leaves and branches and even the air.

Last updated: June 11, 2018

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