CLOSED: Ovenbird?

Willis, TX(Zone 8b)

All shot at Lafitte's Cove, Galveston, Texas.

Several people mentioned seeing an ovenbird. Is one or all of these birds an ovenbird? If not, what are they?


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Vancleave, MS(Zone 8b)

1 & 2 are Wood or Hermit Thrush, 3 & 4 possible Oven Bird from what I can see in pic. Oven Bird have a set of dark stripes running down its head starting at the base of its beak

Silsbee, TX

I think this is a "Swainson's Thrush" due to the fact I see no reddish tint on it at all. It does resemble a Hermit Thrush, but the Hermit has reddish wings and tail. Not a Wood Thrush - their streaks are more like dark spots. Donna is right about the crown stripes on an Ovenbird, that surround an orange stripe. I see no evidence of that here.

Willis, TX(Zone 8b)

Thanks. I never heard the birders out there mention a Swainson's, so that would be very cool.


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