Gray-cheeked Thrush — Catharus minimus

Order Passeriformes
Family Turdidae
Genus Catharus
Species minimus
A dull brown gray thrush, distinguished from the Swainson's Thrush by its grayish cheeks and less conspicuous eye ring. The throat and chest is covered with dark brown or blackish spots. The thrushes are usually found in woodland areas. They nest in boreal forests in Canada and winter in the West Indies.
Gray-cheeked Thrush
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