Thrush, Varied 

                                                            Varied Thrush, Ixoreus naevius
                                                    Portland, Oregon, USA - January 13, 2008

Note at the time: Today I ventured forth to the backyard, in the course of the arduous journey I encountered this Varied Thrush.  Varied Thrushes sometimes visit the backyard during the winter.  I recognize that their range extends southward to California (USA) but to me they are the epitome of the Northwestern forest bird.  I have typically seen them on the forest floor, especially in the shadows. When they come to the backyard -- they are more likely to be in the open -- a real treat.

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