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Veery
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...

Swainsons Thrush
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....

Bicknells Thrush
2006-07-15 11:04:19

The Bicknell's Thrush, (Catharus bicknelli), is a medium-sized thrush. Their breeding habitat is the coniferous forests in southeastern Quebec to Nova Scotia and northern New England and New York State. These birds are usually found at higher elevations. These birds migrate to the West Indies. Adults have an olive-brown upper body and slightly redder on the tail. The underside is white with...

Gray-cheeked Thrush
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...

Hermit Thrush
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...

Wood Thrush
2005-06-01 20:32:37

The Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) is a medium-sized thrush known for its rich multi-part flute-like song. Adults are primarily brown on the upperparts, rusty brown on the crown, nape and upper back. The underparts are white with black spots. They have a white eye ring and pink legs. Their breeding habitat is deciduous or mixed woods across eastern North America. They make a cup nest...

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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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