Varied Thrush Photo Gallery
Look for Varied Thrushes along trails running through the dense evergreen forests of the Pacific Northwest.
What does the Varied Thrush look like?
Varied Thrushes are large striking songbirds. They have rounded heads and straight black bills. Their upper bodies are dark gray and have orange barring on the wings. A bold dark band along their rusty orange chests easily distinguishes them. They have black heads with orange striping above the eye. Females are slightly browner and duller in color.
Varied Thrush Habitat
Varied Thrush Facts
Varied Thrushes are beautiful songbirds of the conifer forests of the Pacific Northwest. They tend to be shy, thus are often heard well before being observed. Their song is a haunting single pitch that lasts just a few seconds. It's been called the perfect sound for the quiet and dreary northwest forests.