Birds of the World

Turdidae : Thrushes & Chats

Hermit Thrush

Catharus guttatus

Virginia, USA - April 2001

Hermit Thrushes are quiet and shy denizens of the forest floor. They mainly breed in Canada, Alaska, and western USA, wintering in southern USA and Mexico.

Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada - September 2011

Birds from the western populations are greyer with more bolder, more contrasting spots on the breast than their eastern counterparts.