Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Veery

Veery
The very is a member of the thrush family that breeds in the swampy forests of the northern United States and southern Canada. They are much less common then the American thrush, otherwise known as the American robin. They are a spotted thrush but have less spots then other species of spotted thrush. As an insect eater they do not hang around on their breeding grounds during the winter. Instead they migrate down to the northern and central portions of South America, primarily Brazil. Like most passerines they migrate at night and can travel distances up to 160 miles per night.


8 comments:

Karen said...

Now I know what the birds I saw in my yard are! I had a couple in my yard last summer and could not identify them!

Jocee said...

Great picture, looks like it stopped to pose for you. Your posts are always interesting to read. :)

Roger Owen Green said...

I'm going for the obvious; VEERY interesting.

ROG, ABCW

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Very nice pic

Joy said...

Lovely delicate brown.
Joy - ABC Team

The happy wanderer. said...

That's quite a distance they travel, and an interesting bird to see.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Lovely bird. Never seen it.

amarnaik.com said...

lovely bird. looks like a sparrow.