North Island Explorer: Guide to North Vancouver Island



Varied Thrush







































Varied Thrush


Photo 1: A Varied Thrush in a Campbell River backyard.


 Varied Thrush: Ixoreus naevius

The varied thrush is a common bird in the wet coniferous forests of Vancouver Island. On superficial glance, this strikingly coloured thrush can be mistaken for a robin. It has orange underparts, rusty orange wing bars and a black ear/eye patch. It forages on the forest floor or in backyard lawns, eating insects and berries.







 Other Vancouver Island Birds: Bald Eagle, Trumpeter Swan, Blue Grouse, Common Merganser