Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)
Song: Ethereal and flute like. Starts with a longer note on a single pitch, followed by a rich, melodic warble. Successive songs usually different, each bird having 6 to 14 song types (Borror 1964).
Hermit Thrush, song, June 20, 2011, Vilas County, Wisconsin.
Chup Call: Low, soft and throaty. The most commonly heard Hermit Thrush call.
Hermit Thrush, chup call, September 30, 2012, Washington County, Wisconsin.
Way Call: A nasal, hoarse, ascending slur.
Hermit Thrush, way call, April 17, 2010, Kettle Moraine State Park, South Unit, Waukesha County, Wisconsin.
Flight Call: A whistled, flutelike eeeee. Also sometimes given when perched.
Hermit Thrush, flight call from a perched bird, September 30, 2012, Washington County, Wisconsin.
Hermit Thrush, flight call from a perched bird, September 31, 2012, Washington County, Wisconsin.
Borror, D. J. 1964. Songs of the thrushes (Turdidae), wrens (Troglodytidae), and mockingbirds (Mimidae) of eastern North America. Ohio J. Sci. 64:195-207.