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Bird Tweet of the Week: Hermit Thrush

Hermit Thrushes breed in our region in all forest types, where their nests are located low in vegetation or on the ground. They can often be spotted or heard near clearings or along trails in wooded areas, but don’t expect them to visit your feeder. They feed on insects on the forest floor and in vegetation using their feet to rummage through leaf litter.

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Hermit Thrush. Photographed by Phil Myers


Each week we introduce a new bird from the Ottawa-Gatineau area. Alex MacDonald, Nature Canada’s Manager of Protected Areas, shares interesting facts about the birds that live in our communities. Catch up on past episodes here on our website.


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