Photo Credits: John Benson

Photo Credits: John Benson

Gray-cheeked Thrush (Catharus minimus)

STATUS: Native, Migratory, Least Concern

DESCRIPTION: They weigh 0.9-1.1 oz. and are 6.3-6.7 in. in length

HABITAT: Gray-cheeked Thrushes live in scrubby areas of the tundra and boreal forest.

DIET: They eat insects, spiders, and fruit.

NOTES: Gray-cheeked Thrushes sing. Like most thrushes, a reedy-flutish song that descends in pitch. They are protected on the US Migratory Bird list.

FREQUENCY: Rare