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Genus: Turdus


Thrushes belonging to the genus Turdus are distributed around the globe, including Europe, Africa, Asia, and North and South America. The only two members of the genus present in Australia are introduced (Eurasian Blackbird and Song Thrush).


Turdus is a genus in the family Turdidae. The type species is the Mistle Thrush.
The former genera Platycichla and Cichlherminia are now included in this genus. Nesocichla might end up here as well.

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


  • Phylogenetic relationships between Turdus species: mitochondrial cytochrome b gene analysis. Pan et al., Ornis Fennica 84: 1-11 (2007).
  • Molecular systematics of a speciose, cosmopolitan songbird genus: defining the limits of and relationships among the Turdus thrushes. Voelker et al., Mol Phylogenet Evol. 42: 422-434 (2007).