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Category:Turdidae - BirdForum Opus

Family: Turdidae


Thrushes and allies.


Turdidae is a family in the Order Passeriformes.
The 2011 Clements update brought some changes to this family. Some genera were moved from here to the Muscicapidae (Alethe, Chamaetylas, Brachypteryx, Myophonus and Monticola) and the genus Cochoa was moved from the Old World Flycatchers to here.
The genera Neocossyphus and Pseudocossyphus are also sometimes also placed within the Old World Flycatchers Muscicapidae. Furthermore the taxonomic placement of Geomalia is not clear. This species may well not be a Thrush at all and is sometimes placed within the Babblers Timaliidae.

Family Turdidae viewedit

Genus Grandala viewedit
G. coelicolor Grandala

Genus Sialia viewedit
S. sialis Eastern Bluebird
S. mexicana Western Bluebird
S. currucoides Mountain Bluebird

Genus Stizorhina viewedit
S. fraseri Rufous Flycatcher Thrush
S. finschii Finsch's Flycatcher Thrush

Genus Neocossyphus viewedit
N. rufus Red-tailed Ant Thrush
N. poensis White-tailed Ant Thrush

Genus Myadestes viewedit
M. townsendi Townsend's Solitaire
M. occidentalis Brown-backed Solitaire
M. elisabeth Cuban Solitaire
M. genibarbis Rufous-throated Solitaire
M. melanops Black-faced Solitaire
M. coloratus Varied Solitaire
M. unicolor Slate-colored Solitaire
M. ralloides Andean Solitaire
Skull t.png M. myadestinus
Kamao Skull t.png
Skull t.png M. oahensis
Amaui Skull t.png
Skull t.png M. lanaiensis
Olomao Skull t.png
M. obscurus Omao
M. palmeri Puaiohi

Genus Zoothera viewedit
Z. dixoni Long-tailed Thrush
Z. mollissima Alpine Thrush
Z. salimalii Himalayan Thrush
Z. griseiceps Sichuan Thrush
Z. heinrichi Geomalia
Z. marginata Dark-sided Thrush
Z. monticola Long-billed Thrush
Z. everetti Everett's Thrush
Z. andromedae Sunda Thrush
Z. aurea White's Thrush
Z. dauma Scaly Thrush
Z. major Amami Thrush
Z. neilgherriensis Nilgiri Thrush
Z. imbricata Sri Lanka Thrush
Skull t.png Z. terrestris
Bonin Thrush Skull t.png
Z. margaretae Makira Thrush
Z. turipavae Guadalcanal Thrush
Z. lunulata Bassian Thrush
Z. talaseae Black-backed Thrush
Z. heinei Russet-tailed Thrush
Z. machiki Fawn-breasted Thrush

Genus Cataponera viewedit
C. turdoides Sulawesi Thrush

Genus Chlamydochaera viewedit
C. jefferyi Fruithunter

Genus Cochoa viewedit
C. purpurea Purple Cochoa
C. viridis Green Cochoa
C. beccarii Sumatran Cochoa
C. azurea Javan Cochoa

Genus Ixoreus viewedit
I. naevius Varied Thrush

Genus Catharus viewedit
C. gracilirostris Black-billed Nightingale-Thrush
C. aurantiirostris Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush
C. fuscater Slaty-backed Nightingale-Thrush
C. occidentalis Russet Nightingale-Thrush
C. frantzii Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush
C. mexicanus Black-headed Nightingale-Thrush
C. dryas Yellow-throated Nightingale-Thrush
C. maculatus Speckled Nightingale-Thrush
C. fuscescens Veery
C. minimus Gray-cheeked Thrush
C. bicknelli Bicknell's Thrush
C. ustulatus Swainson's Thrush
C. guttatus Hermit Thrush

Genus Hylocichla viewedit
H. mustelina Wood Thrush

Genus Entomodestes viewedit
E. coracinus Black Solitaire
E. leucotis White-eared Solitaire

Genus Cichlopsis viewedit
C. leucogenys Rufous-brown Solitaire

Genus Ridgwayia viewedit
R. pinicola Aztec Thrush

Genus Geokichla viewedit
G. sibirica Siberian Thrush
G. wardii Pied Thrush
G. guttata Spotted Ground Thrush
G. camaronensis Black-eared Ground Thrush
G. princei Grey Ground Thrush
G. crossleyi Crossley's Ground Thrush
G. oberlaenderi Oberländer's Ground Thrush
G. piaggiae Abyssinian Ground Thrush
G. gurneyi Orange Ground Thrush
G. spiloptera Spot-winged Thrush
G. cinerea Ashy Thrush
G. dumasi Buru Thrush
G. joiceyi Seram Thrush
G. interpres Chestnut-capped Thrush
G. leucolaema Enggano Thrush
G. dohertyi Chestnut-backed Thrush
G. peronii Orange-sided Thrush
G. schistacea Slaty-backed Thrush
G. erythronota Red-backed Thrush
G. mendeni Red-and-black Thrush
G. citrina Orange-headed Thrush

Genus Turdus viewedit
T. mupinensis Chinese Thrush
T. simensis Ethiopian Thrush
T. litsitsirupa Groundscraper Thrush
T. viscivorus Mistle Thrush
T. philomelos Song Thrush
T. abyssinicus Abyssinian Thrush
T. helleri Taita Thrush
T. roehli Usambara Thrush
T. iliacus Redwing
T. plebejus Mountain Thrush
T. merula Eurasian Blackbird
T. leucomelas Pale-breasted Thrush
T. fumigatus Cocoa Thrush
T. hauxwelli Hauxwell's Thrush
T. flavipes Yellow-legged Thrush
T. obsoletus Pale-vented Thrush
T. assimilis White-throated Thrush
T. albicollis White-necked Thrush
T. rufiventris Rufous-bellied Thrush
T. grayi Clay-colored Thrush
T. nudigenis Spectacled Thrush
T. maculirostris Ecuadorian Thrush
T. sanchezorum Varzea Thrush
T. haplochrous Unicolored Thrush
T. ludoviciae Somali Thrush
T. mandarinus Chinese Blackbird
T. tephronotus Bare-eyed Thrush
T. libonyana Kurrichane Thrush
T. bewsheri Comoro Thrush
T. menachensis Yemen Thrush
T. olivaceus Olive Thrush
T. smithi Karoo Thrush
T. lherminieri Forest Thrush
T. leucops Pale-eyed Thrush
T. jamaicensis White-eyed Thrush
T. swalesi La Selle Thrush
T. infuscatus Black Thrush
T. nigrescens Sooty Thrush
T. migratorius American Robin
T. rufopalliatus Rufous-backed Robin
T. rufitorques Rufous-collared Robin
T. falcklandii Austral Thrush
T. reevi Plumbeous-backed Thrush
T. subalaris Blacksmith Thrush
T. lawrencii Lawrence's Thrush
T. murinus Pantepui Thrush
T. eremita Tristan Thrush
T. amaurochalinus Creamy-bellied Thrush
T. ignobilis Black-billed Thrush
T. arthuri Campina Thrush
T. maranonicus Maranon Thrush
T. fulviventris Chestnut-bellied Thrush
T. olivater Black-hooded Thrush
T. fuscater Great Thrush
T. chiguanco Chiguanco Thrush
T. nigriceps Andean Slaty Thrush
T. serranus Glossy-black Thrush
T. xanthorhynchus Principe Thrush
T. olivaceofuscus Sao Tome Thrush
T. aurantius White-chinned Thrush
Skull t.png T. ravidus
Grand Cayman Thrush Skull t.png
T. plumbeus Red-legged Thrush
T. pelios African Thrush
T. niveiceps Taiwan Thrush
T. boulboul Grey-winged Blackbird
T. simillimus Indian Blackbird
T. cardis Japanese Thrush
T. hortulorum Grey-backed Thrush
T. unicolor Tickell's Thrush
T. dissimilis Black-breasted Thrush
T. feae Grey-sided Thrush
T. obscurus Eyebrowed Thrush
T. chrysolaus Brown-headed Thrush
T. celaenops Izu Thrush
T. pallidus Pale Thrush
T. poliocephalus Island Thrush
T. kessleri Kessler's Thrush
T. maximus Tibetan Blackbird
T. pilaris Fieldfare
T. albocinctus White-collared Blackbird
T. rubrocanus Chestnut Thrush
T. torquatus Ring Ouzel
T. atrogularis Black-throated Thrush
T. ruficollis Red-throated Thrush
T. eunomus Dusky Thrush
T. naumanni Naumann's Thrush


  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Avibase

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