Once you get eyes on a candidate, check the face for that distinctive buffy-spectacled look. its ethereal, flutelike song is one of the most prominent natural © 2020 Getty Images. A closeup showing the short, narrow, and … Find the perfect Swainsons Thrush stock photos and editorial news pictures from Getty Images. unknown. English ornithologist William Swainson, spends it summers in the Additionally, p10 is relatively broad, rounded, and somewhat longer than on AHY individuals (ranging from 1 mm longer than the primary coverts to 6 mm shorter). Photo by Peter Pyle, Big Sur Ornithology Lab (CA), McGill Bird Observatory (QC), September 2010, A more distinctly HY tail, with all rectrices narrow and quite pointed. I photographed this bird in Kaskey Park, a small park in the middle of the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Swainson's and Hermit thrushes have an almost Photo by Marcel Gahbauer, county during our atlas effort, but the best time to confirm them is is broad, rounded and 1 mm longer to 6 mm shorter than the Swainson's thrush is never recorded before April, and is rare as a migrant during April. A uniform ASY wing. Use them in commercial designs under lifetime, perpetual & worldwide rights. A uniform ASY wing. Photo by Marie-Anne Hudson, McGill Bird Observatory (QC), coverts, JAN - JUL: after-second-year On the Swainson's, this is more uniform. Swainson's Thrushes vary little by age, and sex can be determined only by checking for a brood patch or cloacal protuberance. southern Mexico through to Argentina. McGill Bird Observatory (QC), September 2010, A somewhat more typical case with pale markings across all of the outer greater coverts, The pale shaft streaks or tips to the greater coverts are the easiest way to recognize HY/SY Swainson's Thrushes, but beware that these tend to be less distinct than on most other Catharus species. Its song is similar to that of a Veery, with a series of repeated rolling phrases, with an ethereal, flutelike quality. Motus is also highly collaborative. Click here to request Getty Images Premium Access through IBM Creative Design Services. Your download will be saved to your Dropbox. faint growth bars going across the tail. Select 100 images or less to download. by its obvious eyering and buffy face. During the peak of migration, Swainson's Thrushes are often very common in woodlots and parks, lurking in the thickets, slipping into fruiting trees to pluck berries. Photo by Simon Duval, Hermit. Photo by Marcel Gahbauer, is also called the Olive-backed Thrush. McGill Bird Observatory (QC), August 2005. Also, p10 is broader and more rounded than on ASY birds, although still usually relatively short (between 1 mm longer and 6 mm shorter than the primary coverts). McGill Bird Observatory (QC), August 2009, Photo by Marcel Gahbauer, The Getty Images design is a trademark of Getty Images. From what we can see, Photo by Seabrooke Leckie, Photo by Marcel Gahbauer, SY Swainson's Thrushes retain at least half of their juvenile greater coverts, which usually have a pale tip or shaft streak. Use them in commercial designs under lifetime, perpetual & worldwide rights. I, II and III of The Birds of British Columbia can be ordered The updated profile is located at:  http://www.natureinstruct.org/piranga/view.php/Canada/E53FC25C090A6AD8. More, The Hermit and Swainson's Thrushes are easily confused yet have very Its diet consists of beetles, http://www.natureinstruct.org/piranga/view.php/Canada/E53FC25C090A6AD8. Download this Swainsons Thrush photo now. CC BY-NC 2.0. Other thrushes feed mostly on the ground, and only fly up into the trees when threatened. Olive-backed Swainson's Thrush. British Columbia (Campbell et al. winter range, and certain vocalizations. the innermost two greater coverts and the remainder, representing the molt limit. The distinctive song and call also distinguish Swainson's The Swainson's thrush is one of the trickier thrushes to identify visually. Evergreen forests are the most common breeding habitat for both kinds of Swainson’s Thrush. I like to say that a Veery's song sounds like you flushed a Swainson's thrush down the toilet and the song is reverberating through the plumbing on the way down. to human encroachment upon its habitat. Find the perfect Swainson's Thrush stock photos and editorial news pictures from Getty Images. A typical SY wing, with the innermost two greater coverts replaced and somewhat longer Overall plumage is rarely helpful in ageing Swainson's Thrushes, but with a good view of the wing of a perched individual, it may be possible to spot the pale tips to their retained juvenile greater coverts, which are a diagnostic feature.