wood thrush


Definition of wood thrush

: a large woodland thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) of eastern North America that is rusty brown on the head and back, has white underparts marked with large black spots, and is noted for its loud clear song

Examples of wood thrush in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This moderate trail is full of animal sightings including woodland birds such as ovenbirds, wood thrush, rufous-sided towhees and gray catbirds. Briana Rice, The Enquirer, "10 best park trails for social distancing in Hamilton County," 20 Aug. 2020 In such gardens, expect to see wood thrushes and eastern towhees. Washington Post, "Bird populations have crashed. Here’s what you can do to help.," 16 Oct. 2019 Examples include the lark bunting, Colorado’s state bird, and the wood thrush, a migratory bird that breeds in Eastern forests. New York Times, "These State Birds May Be Forced Out of Their States as the World Warms," 10 Oct. 2019 Other birds that were spotted last week included four blue-gray gnatcatchers, three wood thrushes, a field sparrow, and five Eastern meadowlarks. BostonGlobe.com, "Bird sightings," 29 July 2019 From the woodlands at the course boundaries, a wood thrush sang its ethereal song. Taylor Piephoff, charlotteobserver, "Chasing rarities can be fun, but enjoy the common species, too," 6 June 2018 The forest is a large and welcome habitat for forest birds like the veery, wood thrush, and a variety of owls and woodpeckers. Denise Coffey, Courant Community, "Bull Hill Preserve Is Jewel In Wyndham Land Trust Crown," 26 Apr. 2018 Local breeding birds such as wood thrushes, great crested flycatchers, red-eyed vireos and summer tanagers will be here in a few days. Taylor Piephoff, charlotteobserver, "Spring comes sweeping in, and so do more migrants | Charlotte Observer," 4 Apr. 2018 The site has many species of fish and birds, such as scarlet tanagers and wood thrushes. Grant Segall, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Metroparks grow again, now at South Chagrin Reservation (photos)," 15 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of wood thrush

1791, in the meaning defined above

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16 Sep 2020

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“Wood thrush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wood%20thrush. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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