buffy eye-ring; plain brown upperparts (California, USA; 2007-05-06)

Swainson's Thrush
Catharus ustulatus

Native Range: North America

Notes: one of several "spot-breasted" thrushes in the American genus Catharus; this one has light spotting underneath, a buffy eye-ring, and plain brown upperparts; no sexual dimorphism; usually seen on or near the ground.

ventral view; rather light spotting underneath (California, USA; 2007-05-06)

dorsal view; little or no rufous (California, USA; 2007-05-06)

ventral view; buffy eye-ring; breast spotting (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-27)

posing for a portrait (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-27)