Veery

Catharus fuscescens

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  • Veery |  Photo: Christopher Eliot
  • Veery |  Photo: Christopher Eliot
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Basic Information

Order

Passeriformes

Family

Turdidae

Size

Veeries can grow to just over 7 inches (19 cm) in length.

Weight

Veery (Catharus fuscescens) are a small songbird that is named after it's "veer" call. It spends its winters in South America and migrates north to the northern U.S. border region through the Mid-Atlantic.

Diet

Veeries eat insects and fruits.

Behavior

Ground Forager

Nest Placement

Ground

Number of Offspring

1 to 5 eggs

Egg Description

Green/Blue

Condition at Hatching

Helpless, eyes closed.

What does the Veery look like?

Veeries have cinnimon brown back and wings with a pale belly and brown specked chest and throat.

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