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Bird commonly found in Asia spotted by enthusiasts in Alaska


December 7, 2017

SITKA, Alaska (AP) _ Bird watchers have spotted a rare thrush in Alaska.

The dusky thrush, which is commonly found in Asia, has only been spotted a few times in Alaska, the Daily Sitka Sentinel reported . Bird enthusiast Matt Goff reported seeing one Friday in Sitka.

“I don’t think it’s an uncommon bird in Asia,” Goff said. “But in North America — it’s very unusual.”

The dusky thrush’s appearance differs slightly from that of its North American counterparts. It lacks the bright red or orange breast of a varied thrush, or robin, and has “pale,” “distinctive” line...

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