Washington state

by Jennifer
(Spokane, Washington )


This is the first time I've ever seen this bird in my yard. It has a orange breast with a black collar and an orange face with a black mask. It's beak is long, black, and on the thinner side. It's wings have some orange spots on them as well. Its currently eating sunflower seeds on the ground. It's about the size of a robin. It's March 2nd. The picture is low quality because I could get any closer without scaring it. Any ideas??

Comments for Washington state

Click here to add your own comments

Mar 04, 2014
Varied Thrush
by: Jennifer

Thank you for the information! This bird isn't in my book. It was so pretty. I'm glad I got to see it.

Mar 04, 2014
washington state
by: Brook

Hi Jennifer,

I too think it would have to be a Varied Thrush. They are a beautiful and unusual looking bird here in the NW. I have them visiting now before they migrate further and I'm located in Troutdale just East of Portland, OR.

Mar 04, 2014
Varied Thrush
by: Judy-Seattle

Jennifer, I have posted photos here that I took of a Varied Thrush in my backyard last November.

Mar 04, 2014
Orange Bird
by: Judy-Seattle

Hi Jennifer. Your visitor is a Varied Thrush. I see them in my yard every fall and early spring. They are always feeding on the ground. They have a very unusual call. It sounds like a single ascending note followed by a brief pause then a descending note. It has a rather odd tone to it. I heard one a couple of days ago but haven't seen the bird yet. I usually hear the call early in the morning or early evening.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to What Is This Bird?.



Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. TN bird

    Feb 24, 17 08:25 PM

    I saw a pair of birds today, but did not recognize them. I did not have a camera. the upper part of their body was black and their breast/underpants were

    Read More

  2. Huge Black Bird

    Feb 23, 17 10:48 AM

    It's about the size of a wild female turkey. Is solid black with a straight, non-curved bill that is grayish black. Its underneath feathers (not tail

    Read More

  3. Paula

    Feb 21, 17 10:15 PM

    I have 2 white mourning doves. I think both are females. I get 4. Eggs per month. They do not build nests the just set on highest perch and drop an egg

    Read More