Wood Thrush Photo Gallery
Keep an eye peeled along trails running through forests
What does the Wood Thrush look like?
Wood Thrushes have a cinnamon-brown crown and name, dull olive-brown backs, wings and tails. Their breast and undercarriage is white with large dark brown spots. They have dull white rings around their eyes, pinkish legs and a dark brown bill. Males and females look similar and are roughly the same size.
Wood Thrush Habitat
Wood Thrush Facts
Wood Thrushes are generally solitary medium sized songbirds of the eastern U.S. forests. Their numbers are declining partly to nest parasitism by Brown-headed Cowbirds, which often lay their eggs in other birds nests. While many species refuse to raise Cowbird young, Wood Thrushes raise them as their own. To see one in the wild, listen for the flute-like ee-oh-lay song then try and spot them in the trees!