Thrushes: Medium sized birds usually plump looking,Picture Thrush
found all over the world
Thrushes are a varied group of birds including true Thrushes, Robins,
Solitaires and Bluebirds. All are fine singers.
All except bluebirds and solitaires are often seen standing or running
on the ground.
Thrushes migrate at night, robins and bluebirds during the day.
Thrushes build nests in crotches of trees, limbs and shrubs,
the bluebirds nest in cavities or bird boxes. They all lay 3 to 6 eggs,
usually greenish blue, plain or lightly spotted.
There are two major groups, the true thrushes (to which the American robin
belongs) and the chat thrushes (to which the European robin belongs).
The chat thrushes are confined to Eurasia.
The true thrushes are found on every continent and many islands.
Only the American Robin, inhabits North America.
Townsend's solitaire, is found mainly in the Rocky Mountains.
The bird is similar to a short billed mockingbird but with a white eye
ring, notched tail and darker gray breast. They are largely brownish gray
in color and a buff wing patch. All solitaires are superb singers.
Thrushes, Solitaires and Bluebirds belong to the order Passeriformes.
Types of Thrushes:
Clay Colored Robin
Eye Browed Thrush
Gray Cheeked Thrush
Rufous Backed Robin
Index of Perching Birds