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Friday, May 25, 2012

Photo Share: Wood Thrush

The Wood Thrush is a shy, brown bird with a speckled breast that you are most likely to see running around your yard during spring and fall migration.
Photo by Steve Maslowski
Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology website AllAboutBirds.org writes, “The Wood Thrush is a consummate songster and it can sing “internal duets” with itself. In the final trilling phrase of its three-part song, it sings pairs of notes simultaneously, one in each branch of its y-shaped syrinx, or voicebox. The two parts harmonize with each other to produce a haunting, ventriloquial sound.

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