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If you look at the birdwatchersdigest photo linked below and then the Irish 
(?) bird on the link that Peter posted, they seem pretty close. A bird's 
momentary plumpness doesn't necessarily mean much, except I guess for truth 
in advertising purposes.

At 03:09 PM 5/22/2007, you wrote:
>I agree with you, Rick.
>
>Well, there're pictures galore of hermit thrush at Google.
>Here're some nice ones:
>
><http://www.bootstrap-analysis.com/2006/10/hermit_thrush_a.html>http://www.bootstrap-analysis.com/2006/10/hermit_thrush_a.html
>
>http://www.birdwatchersdigest.com/site/backyard_birds/bird_id/hermit_bwd.aspx
>
><http://www.birds.cornell.edu/bow/HERTHR/>http://www.birds.cornell.edu/bow/HERTHR/
>
>http://rogcad.com/hermitthrush/index.htm#music
>
><http://nationalzoo.si.edu/ConservationAndScience/MigratoryBirds/Featured_Birds/default.cfm?bird=Hermit%20Thrush>http://nationalzoo.si.edu/ConservationAndScience/MigratoryBirds/Featured_Birds/default.cfm?bird=Hermit%20Thrush
>
>http://www.wbu.com/chipperwoods/photos/hermthrush.htm
>
><http://www.laspilitas.com/California_birds/Thrushes/Hermit_thrush/Hermit_thrush_in_your_garden.htm>http://www.laspilitas.com/California_birds/Thrushes/Hermit_thrush/Hermit_thrush_in_your_garden.htm
>
>http://www.rivernen.ca/bird_36.htm
>
>Regards,
>
>CR
>
>
>Rickard A Parker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>Peter Montgomery wrote:
>
> > Here's a hermit thrush:
> > http://www.birdsireland.com/images/2006/october/hermit02.jpg
> >
> > Here's a couple of versions of its sound. I like the first one best.
> >
> > http://www.geocities.com/birdwatchernj/birdpages/thrush_hermit.htm
>
>
>I'm a bit skeptical about the Hermit Thrush picture but it may be of
>an immature bird. It is a bit plump, few or no spots on it's breast
>and I haven't seen a picture of one with the black shoulder patch.
>The tail color is right but the body color here is more brown than
>slate.
>
>Regards,
>Rick Parker
>
>
>
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