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Photo © by Muskrat
Northeastern Pennsylvania, USA, May 2006
Catharus fuscescens

Hylocichla fuscescens


17–19 cm (6¾-7½ in)

  • Upperparts rufous-brown
  • White underparts
  • Throat and chest buffy, with indistinct reddish brown spots
  • Pink legs
  • Pale eyering

Sexes similar


Canada and the northern United States., wintering in Brazil



Photo © by tetoneon
New Jersey, June 2013

This is a polytypic species consisting of four subspecies[1]:


They breed in thick understorey of damp, dense, deciduous forests.



The diet consists mostly of invertebrates, sometimes adding small amphibians. With some fruit and berries in the summer.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Allaboutbirds
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2018)

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