Wood Thrush

Wood thrushes in Mississippi were most often found breeding in large stands of hard woods which were 30+ years old. Some water was usually present. The lack of reports from the Delta are the result of not having much suitable habitat for wood thrushes.

Wood thrushes were often found breeding in the same areas as yellow-throated vireos, red-eyed vireos, and Kentucky warblers.

This elusive species of the shadows of the forest canopy is usually identified by call. Confirmations are the result of luck, such as finding a fallen nest on the ground. However, placing this species on territory is easy since they return to the same breeding areas year after year.

Fledgling

Photo by Gene/Shannon Knight Photo by Jerry Litton

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