The wood thrush might not have bright colors, but it's definitely a bird you want in your backyard. Learn how to attract the wood thrush to your yard, and listen to its song.
Photo: George Harrison
- Scientific Name: Hylocichla mustelina.
- Family: Thrush.
- Length: 7-3/4 inches.
- Wingspan: 13 inches.
- Distinctive Markings: Potbellied bird similar in shape to an American robin. Bright reddish crown and neck, white eye ring and a bold black-spotted breast.
- Nest: Females build nest in the crotch of a tree or shrub. Resembles a robin's nest.
- Song: Tranquil, peaceful liquid song. Sounds like "Ger-al-deeeeen."
- Diet: Insects and a wide range of fruits and berries.
- Backyard Favorites: Feeders with fruit or bird cakes made with cornmeal, peanut butter and beef suet.
Listen to this bird’s song