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hermit thrush

noun
1.
a North American thrush, Hylocichla guttata, noted for its complex and appealing song.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15, Americanism
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  • The woods nearby ring with the songs of the hermit thrush, myriad warblers, and winter wrens.
  • Sometimes fox sparrows are confused with the hermit thrush when seen flying away, exposing the reddish tail.
  • Townsend's solitaire and hermit thrush are common in late summer, when ripening elder berries become a food source.
  • Fall brings migrant blackpoll and bay-breasted warblers as well as hermit thrush.

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