The Veery, Catharus fuscescens, is a small thrush species. It is occasionally called Willow Thrush or Wilson's Thrush. This species is 16-18 cm in length, and has the white-dark-white underwing pattern characteristic of Catharus thrushes. It is a member of a close-knit group of migrant species which also includes the cryptotaxa Gray-cheeked Thrush and Bicknell's Thrush (Winker & Pruett, 2006).
Adults are mainly light brown on the upperparts. The underparts 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 upperparts; western birds are more olive-brown.
They forage on the forest floor, flipping leaves to uncover insects; they may fly up to catch insects in flight. They mainly eat insects and berries.
This bird has a breezy downward-spiralling flute-like song, often heard from a low but concealed location. The most common call is a "vee-er", which gave this bird its name.
Black-throated Blue Warbler and Veery abundance in relation to understory composition in Northern Michigan forests.
Dec 01, 2006; Identifying key habitat characteristics that predict songbird distributions represents an important step towards incorporating...
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Nov 01, 2008; BERRY Cello Concerto.1 Symphony No. 3, "Celestial."2 Mariners Fanfare for Edgar Martinez.2 veery Thrush with Cedars.2...