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Spotted in my backyard in Charleston, SC area. I’ve seen Hermit Thrushes a few times. Is this another. Photos aren’t the best. Thank you. 

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This is actually a juvenile Eastern Bluebird. They have spotting on their backs and chest and a small amount of blue in their wings and tail. You can also notice its yellow gape and white eyering. 

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Hermit Thrush juveniles would be darker overall, have black spots on their breast, and have tan spots on their back. Adult Hermit Thrushes do not have spotting on the back. Both juvenile and adult Hermit Thrushes have evident black malar stripes and reddish (not blue) wings and tail. 

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Thank you so much! We do have many Bluebirds around so this makes sense. Thanks for the detailed breakdown. 

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2 hours ago, cccougar said:

Thank you so much! We do have many Bluebirds around so this makes sense. Thanks for the detailed breakdown. 

@cccougar, if you didn't already know, bluebirds are in the thrush family, so they're going to be shaped very similar to Hermit Thrushes.

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