Cousins Perhaps?

Wood Thrush and Swainsons Thrush

It was nice that this Wood Thrush and Swainsons Thrush landed at the birdbath at the same time so I could get a good look at both and check out the differences. Both are really nice looking with the Wood Thrush a little bigger and more bold in coloring, reddish brown above, brightest on the crown and nape with large dark spots on a whitish throat, breasts and sides. The Swainsons is brownish above, bright buffy breast with dark spots, brownish- gray sides and flanks. Both of these birds have been seen regularly in our backyard over the last couple of weeks. They will be missed when they decide to move on.

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