Monday, September 26, 2011

Hermit Thrush

The Fall 2011 migration continues to be very slow. The only bird banded on Monday morning was the season's first Hermit Thrush. Last year I wrote on how to tell the age of this species.  Hermit Thrushes are "among the most widely distributed forest-nesting birds in North America." They are found in most of North America's boreal and montane forests. These thrushes winter from Central America north into the southern United States. Despite being common, relatively little is known about their life span, breeding biology, and range of individual birds (Jones and Donovan 1996).

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