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hermit thrush

noun
1.
a North American thrush, Hylocichla guttata, noted for its complex and appealing song.
Origin of hermit thrush
1805-1815
An Americanism dating back to 1805-15
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  • The hermit thrush is a common migrant or winter visitant in Coahuila.

  • "I've come to ask a favor of you," Mr. hermit thrush explained.

    The Tale of Bobby Bobolink Arthur Scott Bailey
  • What a singer the hermit thrush will be, for example, when his tune is equal to his voice!

    Spring notes from Tennessee Bradford Torrey
  • The wood thrush is less shy than the veery or hermit thrush.

    Endurance Test

    Alan Douglas
  • The melancholy song of a hermit thrush pierced the stillness.

  • When a hermit thrush sings like that, his nest is somewhere just below.

    Wilderness Ways William J Long
  • Then a catbird and a brown thrush sang against a grosbeak and a hermit thrush.

    A Girl Of The Limberlost Gene Stratton Porter
  • Back in the deep woods a hermit thrush was singing his chant to the rising sun.

    A Girl Of The Limberlost Gene Stratton Porter
  • Then, from the depths of the foliage came a voice as shy and as plaintive as that of the hermit thrush, murmuring, "It's Wimley!"

    Bizarre Lawton Mackall
  • In his walks in the Maine woods Thoreau failed to discriminate the song of the hermit thrush from that of the wood thrush.

    The Last Harvest John Burroughs

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