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Gray-cheeked Thrush

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  • Perisoreus canadensis
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About the Gray-cheeked Thrush

Also known as: Alice's Thrush, Grey-cheeked Thrush

The Gray-cheeked Thrush is a medium-sized songbird native to the Americas. Males and females look alike. The bird bander's alpha code for the Gray-cheeked Thrush is GCTH.

Gray-cheeked Thrushes breed across northern Canada and Alaska. Their migratory range covers much of the eastern USA and southeastern Canadian provinces. They winter in northern parts of South America.

Gray-cheeked Thrushes feed primarily on insects and berries. GCTHs have a very beautiful flute-like song.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 21 February 2011
Scientific Name Catharus minimus
  • Passeriformes
  • Turdidae
  • Catharus
  • C. minimus
Birdorable Family Thrushes & Mimids
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 27 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
7.25 inches
13 inches
1.1 ounces
Range North America Central America Caribbean South America United States (East)

International Names

  • sabiá-de-cara-cinza (Brazilian)
  • drozd šedolící (Czech)
  • Gråkindet Skovdrossel (Danish)
  • Grijswang-dwerglijster (Dutch)
  • tundrarastas (Finnish)
  • Grive à joues grises (French)
  • Grauwangendrossel (German)
  • Tordo usignolo minimo (Italian)
  • ハイイロチャツグミ [haiirokotsugumi] (Japanese)
  • Gråkinnskogtrost (Norwegian)
  • drozdek szarolicy (Polish)
  • Tordo de Cara Gris (Spanish)
  • Gråkindad skogstrast (Swedish)

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