- Reddish-brown upperparts
- Grey flanks
- Incomplete and faint grey eyering
- Grey lores (area between eye and bill) with reddish-brown wash (see second photo)
- Pinkish legs - you can just make out the pinkish color in the second photo
- Straight bill
- The Veery is in the Catharus genus of birds in the thrush family. This genus also includes the Grey-cheeked Thrush, Bicknell's Thrush, Swainson's Thrush and Hermit Thrush. These thrushes are similar in appearance to the Veery. The grey flanks and grey lores with reddish-brown wash differentiate the Veery from the other Catharus thrushes.
The Veery is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 851.