olive–backed thrush

noun
variants: or

olive back

Definition of olive–backed thrush

  1. :  a common thrush (Hylocichla ustulata) of northern North America migrating to the tropics that is brownish olive above and whitish beneath and has a ring about the eye and the sides of the head buff and the chest buff marked with black — compare gray-cheeked thrush

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