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Lives, Habitats & Pictures of the Thrushes


There are six types of thrushes, including the native and vagrant species, that have been seen in Cuba. This does not include other bird species such as the bluebird, robin, Veery and the solitaire, who are all members of the thrush family. Most often, the thrushes prefer dense and moist forest areas, where their sweet melodies can be heard but the bird itself remains hidden.

The thrushes are long distance flyers and migrate to and fro from North America into South America twice a year. From the wide range of the Hermit Thrush and the Swainson's Thrush to the very local areas of the Bicknell's Thrush, who prefers the higher altitude of the eastern mountains of the Maritime provinces of Canada and the northeastern states of the USA, for their nesting grounds. The Wood Thrush nest in the eastern states and the southeastern parts of Canada. Then, there is the Gray-cheeked Thrush, who has a range across all of northern Canada. The Red-legged Thrush is a native bird of the Caribbean islands.

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