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Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)
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Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)
Varied Thrush male

General Description: Varied Thrushes (Ixoreus naevius) are large, sexually monomorphic songbirds, although males are brighter colored than females. They generally are brownish above and orange below, with orange wingbars and spots on the wings and a black bar across the breast. They also have an orange eyeline. Varied Thrushes could be mistaken for an American Robin, but robins lack the bar on the front and orange in the wings.

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Turdidae.

Favored Habitat: Thickets and woods in the mountains where they usually forage on the ground.

Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)
Varied Thrush female

Where to Find: Don't expected to see a Varied Thrush around Las Vegas, but keep an eye out for them while birding in the mountains and during spring and fall migration in the desert.

Comments:

Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius) If you were a tasty bug or a little caterpillar, this might be the last face you ever see!
Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius) Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)
Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)
Male seen through bushes at a mountain spring
Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)
Male in a Ponderosa Pine fluffing up and drying off after a bath
Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)
Varied Thrush male at Corn Creek
Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)
Varied Thrush male at Corn Creek
Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius) Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)
Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)
Varied Thrush drinking at a spring in Hidden Forest
Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)
Black-headed Grosbeak and Varied Thrush at a spring
Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius) Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)
Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)
Varied Thrush drinking at a mountain spring
Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)
Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius) Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)
Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)
Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak and Varied Thrush at spring
Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)
Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)
Seen in the open desert (Mojave Desert Scrub habitat) during fall
Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)
Seen in the open desert (Mojave Desert Scrub habitat) during fall
Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius) Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)
Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius) Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)
Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius) more to come ...
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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