Wood Thrush

Hylocichla mustelina

The Wood Thrush is a summer breeder in eastern North America from the Mississippi River Valley through to the Canadian Maritime provinces in the north, and south to northern Florida. In winter they retire to southern Mexico and Central America.

Like their cousins, the Catharus thrushes, they issue their flute-like songs from deep within woodlands, delighting those fortunate enough to be within earshot.

When conditions are favorable, Wood Thrushes can raise a second brood. During such times, the male provides care and feeding duties to the first brood, while the female gets started on the second.

Today’s science does not recognise any subspecies of Wood Thrush (i.e. they are monotypic).

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