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Hermit Thrush

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)

Thrushes & Thrashers Rare Fall, Winter and Spring
Hermit Thrush

Hermit Thrush - San Bernardino Mountains, CA
© Tom Benson

Hermit Thrush

Hermit Thrush - Huntington Beach, CA
© Tom Benson

The Hermit Thrush is a rare migrant and winter visitor to campus from November through April. It is a common migrant and wintering bird in southern California, as well as a rare and local breeder in the high mountains.

High Count: 3, Average Count: 1The Hermit Thrush can be identified by its brown head and upperparts with contrasting reddish tail, and gray or white underparts with brown spotting on the throat and breast.