Bird of the Month

Varied Thrush

by Pam Willison Haunting, quavering, buzzy, isolated and resonant, lacking melody and fluidity, and musical but dissonant. The Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius) provides a challenge for those who seek to describe the song. Possibly the best description is polyphonous:  2 or 3 notes sounded simultaneously resulting in a sound that sometimes seems harmonious, and sometimes…

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