Definition of wood thrush in English:

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wood thrush


A thrush of eastern North America, with a brown back, rufous head, and dark-spotted white breast, and a loud liquid song.
  • Hylocichla mustelina, subfamily Turdinae, family Muscicapidae.
Example sentences
  • How often I have longed to hear the hermit thrush, wood thrush and veery blend their ethereal voices together again!
  • The wood thrush's song consists of several phrases, variations on his basic ee-o-lay theme, in quality like a flute but richer, not airy.
  • The wood thrush breeds in the eastern United States and southeastern Canada, and winters from central Mexico to Panama.

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Syllabification: wood thrush

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