Documentation of Varied Thrush

Observer Information

Reporter:  Karen Martin   
Other Observers:  Judy Carrier; Yes

Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  Varied Thrush
First Date/Time:  12/10/2012
Last Date/Time:  12/10/2012
Duration (total time in view):  Still here
County:  Jefferson
Specific Location:  Latitude 39.41767076 Longitude -105.19295684
Number:  1
Age:  Unknown
Sex:  Male
Plumage:  Other/Unknown


Transition zone forest above riparian habitat

Viewing Conditions

Optics:  Naked eye and nikon monarch binos.
Distance:  10 to 15 feet
Light:  Bright sunlight

Description of the Bird

Adult male Varied thrush, Robin sized.
Orange throat, with a black breast band. Orange eyebrows. Longish curved bill.
Behaviors: Eating on my flat tray bird feeder. (millet I think) Non-aggressive to other birds that came to the feeder. (black capped chickadees, juncos) Shy to neighbors movements. Flew to pine trees but then came back to the feeder.
Call: No song heard
Plumage: adult

Similar Species Discussion

Certain is Varied Thrush

Resources Used

Sibley and National Geographic field guides to Western birds

Previous Experience

First siting


Notes made DURING observation

Additional Information

Time: 0930 hrs
Elevation: 6250 ft.
Other Dates: Possibly yesterday
Nearest Town: Longview, near conifer
Independent Observers: Yes

Materials Available

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Date Documentation Submitted

12/14/2012 8:56:00 AM