Learn 100 Common Valley Birds Blog Post # 37 (Species 58/100)
Few things in the world fill us with as much pleasure as birds, and understanding them by name just contributes to our enjoyment. In California’s Central Valley, with just a bit of effort, anybody can discover 100 regional bird types. Specifically because every day Valley Residents can be found in contact with a minimum of a lots types that many acknowledge, however might not understand the name of. The intent of this blog site is for fans to find out about and have the ability to determine 100 typical valley birds.
A Reflections of the Natural World Blog Post Series by Jim Gain
WHAT’S IN A NAME?
Hermit Thrush– Catharus guttatus
Name Roots: (Gr. catharos, “pure”– L. gutta, “a drop”)
The Hermit Thrush is a little bird with an abundant brown upper body and smeared areas on the breast. It has a reddish tail that sets it apart from comparable types in its genus. The underparts are white with dark areas on the breast and brownish or grey flanks. They have pink legs and a white eye ring.
One fascinating truth about the Hermit Thrush is that it is more cold-tolerant than other Catharus thrushes, and it is the only types to frequently winter season in big parts of the U.S. Hermit Thrushes can be extremely unnoticeable in winter season, however a client birder may find one by discovering berry trees in the woods or perhaps even in your own yard.
DISTRIBUTION STATUS IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY
The Hermit Thrush is a Fairly Common Winter Visitor in the Central Valley and can be discovered in practically any location with thick shrubs.