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2008-07-19 03:00:21

By Seth Williamson orthodox.ntelos.net Birding is an absorbing lifetime hobby because you never run out of surprises. The rules are made to be broken. For example, we know that certain northern species, if they breed at all in Virginia, do so only at sky-scraping elevations. The hermit thrush, for example. In Virginia, if you want to hear this species' ethereal territorial song, you need serious altitude. Think Mount Rogers or White Top. Hermits are not even found atop Salt Pond...


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2006-07-15 12:05:54

The Veery, (Catharus fuscescens), is a small thrush. It is occasionally called Willow Thrush or Wilson's Thrush. This species has the white-dark-white under-wing pattern characteristic of Catharus thrushes. Adults are mainly light brown on the upper body. The undersides are white; the breast is lighter brown with dark spots. They have pink legs; their eye ring is indistinct. Birds in the east are more cinnamon on the upper body; western birds are more olive-brown. Their breeding...

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2006-07-15 11:51:51

The Swainson's Thrush, (Catharus osculates), is a medium-sized thrush. There are four recognized subspecies of Swainson's Thrush. Their breeding habitat is coniferous woods with dense undergrowth across Canada, Alaska and the northern United States, also deciduous wooded areas on the Pacific coast of North America. These birds migrate to southern Mexico and as far south as Argentina. The coastal subspecies migrate down the Pacific coast of North America and winter from Mexico to Costa...

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2005-06-09 11:55:41

The Gray-cheeked Thrush (Catharus minimus) is a medium-sized thrush 15-17 cm in length. It has the white-dark-white underwing pattern characteristic of Catharus thrushes. Adults are olive-brown on the upperparts. The underparts are white with gray on the flanks; the breast is grayish brown with darker spots. They have pink legs and a faint grey eye ring. They also have gray cheeks. Their breeding habitat is the northern spruce forests across northern Canada and Alaska. They make a cup...

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2005-06-09 09:01:37

The Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) is a medium-sized thrush measuring on average 15-17 cm in length. It has the white-dark-white underwing pattern characteristic of Catharus thrushes. Adults are mainly brown on the upperparts, with reddish tails. The underparts are white with dark spots on the breast and grey or brownish flanks. They have pink legs and a white eye ring. There is a subtle difference between eastern and western counterparts; birds in the east are more olive-brown on the...

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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.