Family: Turdidae, Thrushes view all from this family
Description All birds have white rump and upper tail. Call is like two stones being hit together. Adult male has blue-gray crown, nape, and back, dark wings and dark eye mask with white supercilium above. Underparts are pale, but neck and breast are variably flushed orange-buff. Female is similar, but plumage has less color and contrast. Juvenile is warm buff, darker above than below.
Dimensions Length: 5 1/2-6" (14-15 cm)
Range Alaska, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Eastern Canada
Discussion Mainly Eurasian species that breeds (May-Aug) on tundra in Alaska and Canadian Arctic; vagrant throughout North America; winters in Africa. Plumpbodied and adopts upright posture when standing.