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Redwing

Turdus iliacus

Inhabiting open woods and fields across Europe and northern Asia, this medium-sized thrush occurs regularly as close to our area as Iceland. Contrary to what its name might suggest, the red in its wing is only on the underside; on the perched bird, it shows up only as a rust color along the flanks. The Redwing has strayed to northeastern North America several times, mostly in winter.
Family Thrushes
Inhabiting open woods and fields across Europe and northern Asia, this medium-sized thrush occurs regularly as close to our area as Iceland. Contrary to what its name might suggest, the red in its wing is only on the underside; on the perched bird, it shows up only as a rust color along the flanks. The Redwing has strayed to northeastern North America several times, mostly in winter.
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