Thrushes (Family Turdidae)

 

The Thrushes, Family Turdidae, are a group of passerine birds that
occur mainly but not exclusively in the Old World.

 

Thrushes are plump, soft-plumaged, small to medium-sized birds,
inhabiting wooded areas, and often feed on the ground or eat rose hips.
They range in size from the forest rockthrush (Monticola sharpei),
at 21 grams and 14.5 cm (5.8 inches), to the blue whistlingthrush
(Myophonus caeruleus), at 178 grams (6.3 oz) and 33 cm (13 inches).
Most species are grey or brown in colour, often with speckled under-

parts.

 

 

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