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Florida Thrush IDs [Photo]

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I have taken pictures of this migrating thrush along the west coast of Florida. However, I cannot decide if its a gray-cheeked thrush or a swainson's thrush. The buffiness makes me think swainson's but the eye ring looks a bit faint, so it may be a gray-cheeked. If anyone could help that would be great!

2. Not as good of a photo, but I found this photo taken last October during fall migration in Central Florida. I'm pretty sure this one is a swainson's because its eyering is pretty distinct.

3. I'm 90% Sure this one is a Gray Cheeked. Dull Color, Basically no eye ring. However, if I'm wrong please do tell.



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Gray-cheeked Thrushes have... wait for it... gray cheeks. 😎

They also nearly lack eye rings and definitely lack the supraloral bars that connect the two eye rings into spectacles on Swainson's Thrush.

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