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Turdidae

(Family)

Overview

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A Family in the Kingdom Animalia.

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Taxonomy

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The Family Turdidae is a member of the Superfamily Muscicapoidea. Here is the complete "parentage" of Turdidae:

The Family Turdidae is further organized into finer groupings including:

Genera

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Alethe

The Alethes are small mainly insectivorous birds in the genus Alethe of the Old World flycatcher and chat family Muscicapidae. The genus is one of many chats moved from the thrush family to the flycatchers. [more]

Brachypteryx

The shortwings are colorful medium-sized mostly insectivorous in the genera Brachypteryx of the thrush family Turdidae. In addition to these another species, the Great Shortwing, Heinrichia calligyna, is known as a shortwing. [more]

Cataponera

The Sulawesi Thrush (Cataponera turdoides) is a species of bird, monotypic within the genus Cataponera,[] in the Turdidae family. It is endemic to Indonesia, where it inhabits subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. [more]

Catharus

Catharus is a genus of birds in the thrush family Turdidae. It contains the small, mostly insectivorous or omnivorous migrant thrushes of North America and the nightingale-thrushes of Central and South America. Its closest relative is the Wood Thrush of the monotypic genus Hylocichla (Winker & Pruett, 2006) which is sometimes merged into Catharus. [more]

Chlamydochaera

The Black-breasted Fruit-hunter (Chlamydochaera jefferyi) is an enigmatic species of bird currently placed with the typical thrushes in the family Turdidae. It is endemic to forests on the south-east Asian island Borneo. [more]

Cichlherminia

The Forest Thrush (Cichlherminia lherminieri) is a species of in the Turdidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Cichlherminia. It is found in Dominica, Guadeloupe, Montserrat, and Saint Lucia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montanes. It is threatened by habitat loss. [more]

Cichlopsis

The Rufous-brown Solitaire (Cichlopsis leucogenys) is a species of bird in the Turdidae family. It is found in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. [more]

Cochoa

The cochoas are medium-sized insectivorous and molluscivorous in the genus Cochoa. They were formerly in the thrush family Turdidae, but are more often now treated as part of the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae. [more]

Cyanosylvia

Dryocichloides

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Entomodestes

Entomodestes is a small genus of birds in the thrush family. They are found in humid Andean highland forest in South America. The two species both have black underparts and head, and a white patch on the lower face, but differ in the color of the back. [more]

Geocichla

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Geokichla

Geomalia

The Geomalia, Geomalia heinrichi also known as the Sulawesi Mountain-Thrush is a rare member of the thrush family endemic to Sulawesi in Indonesia. It is the only species in its monotypic genus. [more]

Heinrichia

The Great Shortwing (Heinrichia calligyna) is a species of bird in the Turdidae family, and the only member of its genus. It is endemic to Sulawesi in Indonesia. [more]

Hylocichla

The Wood Thrush, Hylocichla mustelina, is a North American passerine bird. It is closely related to other thrushes such as the American Robin and is widely distributed across North America, wintering in Central America and southern Mexico. The Wood Thrush is the official bird of the District of Columbia. [more]

Ixoreus

The Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius or Zoothera naevia) is a member of the thrush family Turdidae. [more]

Myadestes

Myadestes is a genus of , medium-sized mostly insectivorous birds in the thrush family Turdidae. [more]

Myadinastes

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Myiophoneus

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[1] [more]

Myophonus

The whistling-thrushes comprise a genus Myophonus (Myiophoneus) of the thrush family Turdidae. [more]

Neocossyphus

The flycatcher-thrushes are medium-sized insectivorous in the genus Neocossyphus of the thrush family Turdidae. Two species are commonly called "ant-thrushes"; these should not be confused with the antthrushes of the suboscine family Formicariidae, which are only very distantly related. [more]

Nesocichla

The Tristan Thrush (Nesocichla eremita) is a species of in the Turdidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Nesocichla. It is endemic to Saint Helena. [more]

Pentholaea

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Planesticus

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Platycichla

Platycichla is a small genus of tropical South American thrushes. It contains just two species: [more]

Psophocichla

The Groundscraper Thrush (Psophocichla litsitsirupa) is a passerine bird of southern and eastern Africa belonging to the thrush family Turdidae. It is the only member of the genus Psophocichla. [more]

Ridgwayia

The Aztec Thrush (Ridgwayia pinicola or Zoothera pinicola) is a species of bird in the Turdidae family. It is found mainly in Mexico, but vagrants are occasionally seen in the United States. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. [more]

Sialia

The bluebirds are a group of medium-sized, mostly insectivorous or omnivorous in the genus Sialia of the thrush family (Turdidae). Bluebirds are one of the few thrush genera in the Americas. They have blue, or blue and red, plumage. Female birds are less brightly colored than males, although color patterns are similar and there is no noticeable difference in size between sexes. [more]

Stizorhina

Fraser?s Rufous Thrush (Neocossyphus fraseri), also known as the Rufous Flycatcher-thrush, is a species of bird in the thrush family. [more]

Turdus

The true thrushes are medium-sized mostly insectivorous or omnivorous in the genus Turdus of the thrush family Turdidae. [more]

Zoothera

The Asian thrushes are medium-sized mostly insectivorous or omnivorous birds in the genus Zoothera of the thrush family Turdidae. [more]

At least 92 species and subspecies belong to the Genus Zoothera.

More info about the Genus Zoothera may be found here.

Footnotes

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  1. http://www.ubio.org/browser/details.php?namebankID=22127

Sources

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Last Revised: August 26, 2014
2014/08/26 04:27:56