Hermit Thrush (sexes similar) - approx. 18 cm
Order: Passeriformes (Perching Birds)
Family: Turdidae (Thrushes & Robins)
Genus: Catharus
Species: Guttatus
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Updated October 20 2016
American Robin (male) - approx. 25 cm
Order: Passeriformes (Perching Birds)
Family: Turdidae (Thrushes & Robins)
Genus: Turdus
Species: Migratorius
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Updated September 29 2015
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Eastern Bluebird (female) - approx. 18 cm
Order: Passeriformes (Perching birds)
Family: Turdidae (Thrushes & Robins)
Genus: Sialia
Species: Sialis
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Updated July 26 2011
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American Robin (moulting) - approx. 25 cm
Order: Passeriformes (Perching Birds)
Family: Turdidae (Thrushes & Robins)
Genus: Turdus
Species: Migratorius
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Updated September 29 2015
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Kingdom: Animalia
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Similar to Swainson's Thrush (C. ustulatus) - Veery (C.
fuscescens) has less distinctive eye ring and breast spots
Juvenile has white eye ring and white underparts spotted
with dusky brown, moults by end of August - some
females have faint eye ring, male has bright blue back,
wings and tail
Female resembles male but paler, juveniles resemble
female but paler
White feathers from the previous fall moulting
Audio - updated February 9 2014
American Robin audio
Audio - updated October 25 2010
Eastern Bluebird audio
Eastern Bluebird (male) - approx. 18 cm
Order: Passeriformes (Perching birds)
Family: Turdidae (Thrushes & Robins)
Genus: Sialia
Species: Sialis
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Updated July 26 2011
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Juvenile has white eye ring and white underparts spotted
with dusky brown, moults by end of August - some
females have faint eye ring, male has bright blue back,
wings and tail
American Robin audio
Hermit Thrush (sexes similar) - approx. 18 cm
Order: Passeriformes (Perching Birds)
Family: Turdidae (Thrushes & Robins)
Genus: Catharus
Species: Guttatus
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Hermit Thrush (sexes similar) - approx. 18 cm
Order: Passeriformes (Perching Birds)
Family: Turdidae (Thrushes & Robins)
Genus: Catharus
Species: Guttatus
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Hermit Thrush raises and lowers reddish tail while perched
(place mouse cursor over image to see tail flick) - Veery (C.
fuscescens)  has less distinctive eye ring and breast spots
American Robin (female) - approx. 25 cm
Order: Passeriformes (Perching Birds)
Family: Turdidae (Thrushes & Robins)
Genus: Turdus
Species: Migratorius
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Updated September 29 2015
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Female resembles male but paler, juveniles resemble
female but paler
Hermit Thrush raises and lowers reddish tail while perched
(see below) - Veery (C. fuscescens)  has less distinctive
eye ring and breast spots
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Updated October 20 2016
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Wood Thrush (sexes similar) - approx. 21 cm
Order: Passeriformes (Perching Birds)
Family: Turdidae (Thrushes & Robins)
Genus: Hylocichla
Species: Mustelina
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Updated May 30 2009
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Audio - updated January 26 2014
Wood Thrush audio
American Robin (male) - approx. 25 cm - Lower Don Valley (Leaside) - March 2010
Hermit Thrush (sexes similar) - approx. 18 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - May 2007
Eastern Bluebird (female) - approx. 18 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - October 2010
American Robin (moulting) - approx. 25 cm - High Park - May 2010
Eastern Bluebird (male) - approx. 18 cm - Marie Curtis Park - October 2011
Hermit Thrush (sexes similar) - approx. 18 cm - West Don Valley (E.T. Seton Park) - April 2012
Hermit Thrush (sexes similar) - approx. 18 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - November 2012
American Robin (female) - approx. 25 cm - Leslie Spit - May 2011
Wood Thrush (sexes similar) - approx. 21 cm - High Park - May 2009
Gray-cheeked Thrush (sexes similar) - approx. 19 cm
Order: Passeriformes (Perching Birds)
Family: Turdidae (Thrushes & Robins)
Genus: Catharus
Species: Minimus
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
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Updated October 4 2015
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Gray-cheeked Thrush (sexes similar) - approx. 19 cm - Guildwood Park - October 2015
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Updated October 20 2016
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