The Swaison’s Thrush is a member of Catharus genus and is typical of it in terms of its subdued coloration and beautiful voice. Swainson’s Thrush was named after William Swainson, an English ornithologist.The Swainson’s Thrush is best distinguished from all other North American Catharus thrushes by presence of buffy eye-ring and lores (eye-ring less distinct and dull whitish or largely absent in other Catharus thrushes).
Click the arrow below to hear the song of the Swainson’s Thrush
The picture of this Great Egret in flight with breeding plumage was taken in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York. The picture of this Great Egret was taken with the Canon EOS7D with the 100-400mm lens. I was glad to be able to get this beautiful bird as it was just taking off.