Gray-cheeked Thrush

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 21 February 2011
Scientific Name
Catharus minimus
  • Passeriformes
  • Turdidae
  • Catharus
  • C. minimus
Birdorable Family
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 6 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
7.25 inches
13 inches
1.1 ounces


International Names

Brazilian (Português brasileiro) sabiá-de-cara-cinza
Czech (Cesky) drozd šedolící
Danish (Dansk) Gråkindet Skovdrossel
Dutch (Nederlands) Grijswang-dwerglijster
Finnish (Suomi) tundrarastas
French (Français) Grive à joues grises
German (Deutsch) Grauwangendrossel
Italian (Italiano) Tordo usignolo minimo
Japanese (日本語) ハイイロチャツグミ [haiirokotsugumi]
Norwegian (Norsk) Gråkinnskogtrost
Polish (Polski) drozdek szarolicy
Spanish (Español) Tordo de Cara Gris
Swedish (Svenska) Gråkindad skogstrast
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