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GAP Analysis Predicted Distribution Map

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)

Species Code: CAGU

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= Core Habitat
= Marginal Habitat

Breeding Range Map
The green area shows the predicted habitats for breeding only. The habitats were identified using 1991 satellite imagery, Breeding Bird Atlas (BBA), other datasets and experts throughout the state, as part of the Washington Gap Analysis Project. Habitats used during non-breeding months and migratory rest-stops were not mapped.

Metadata (Data about data or how the map was made)

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Map with Breeding Bird Atlas records

Other maps & Information:
  • Breeding Bird Atlas
  • NatureMapping observations
    during breeding season
  • NatureMapping observations
    throughout the year

The Hermit Thrush is common at high elevations in coniferous forests, but probably less common in the very wettest forests of the Olympic Mountains.

Core zones were the Grand Fir zone and those high on the east side, and the Silver Fir zone and those higher. Mixed and conifer forests were good habitats.

Sub-specific status in Washington is uncertain. Breeding birds in the Blue Mountains undoubtedly belong to the Great Basin subspecies C.g.polionata. Those in the Cascades represent the subspecies C.g.slevini. Throughout most of Washington, the Hermit Thrush is outnumbered by the abundant Swainson's Thrush, except at high elevations in conifer forest with limited brush

Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Bird Volume by Uchenna Bright
Text edited by Gussie Litwer
Webpage designed by Dave Lester