Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius), Petrified Forest National Park, Navajo County
This Varied Thrush was
found by Trevor Hinckley on 27 November 2014 and
photographed by Eric Hough on 29 November at the Rainbow
Forest Museum at Petrified Forest NP.
migrant and winter visitor throughout much of the state,
but there are very few records for northeastern Arizona.
This is potentially only the fifth report for Navajo
County, and there are apparently no records for adjacent Apache
County. This is a large flight year for Varied Thrush in
California, and above-average for Arizona.
Adult male with orange supercilium, throat, abdomen,
wing bars, and edging to flight feathers contrasting
with black coloration, black breast band and thick
eyeline, gray crown, back, and tail, white lower abdomen
29 November 2014, photo by Eric HoughAll photos are copyrighted© by photographer
Submitted on 30 November 2014