Definition of Hermit thrush
1. Noun. North American thrush noted for its complex and appealing song.
Generic synonyms: Thrush
Group relationships: Genus Hylocichla, Hylocichla
Lexicographical Neighbors of Hermit Thrush
Literary usage of Hermit thrush
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Birds of America by John James Audubon (1841)
"The flight of the hermit thrush is performed low over the ground, and in a gliding manner, as the bird shifts from one place to another at a short distance. ..."
2. Ornithological Biography by John James Audubon (1832)
"The flight of the hermit thrush is performed low over the ground, and in a gliding ... The hermit thrush has no song, and only utters a soft plaintive note, ..."
3. Complete Prose Works by Walt Whitman (1891)
"SUNDOWN PERFUME—QUAIL-NOTES—THE HERMIT-THRUSH. June l9th, 4 to 6^, PM—Sitting alone by the creek—solitude here, but the scene bright and vivid enough—the ..."
4. Specimen Days in America by Walt Whitman (1887)
"SUNDOWN PERFUME—QUAIL-NOTES—THE HERMIT-THRUSH. June 19th, 4 to 6J, PM—Sitting alone by the creek- solitude here, but the scene bright and vivid enough—the ..."
5. Audubon, the Naturalist in the New World: His Adventures and Discoveries by Horace St. John (1856)
"The hermit thrush, so called, probably, from its peculiar love of secluded spots, is another resident in Louisiana, where it abounds even during the winter ..."