bird photography portfolio of thrushes from the family, Turdidae.
In order to try and simplify your search, I have moved several species to their own gallery, Robins - Turdidae
. Same with Bluebirds - Tudidae
, Catbirds - Turdidae Thrush Wiki
are a family, Turdidae, of passerine birds with a worldwide distribution. The family was once much larger before the subfamily Saxicolinae, which includes the chats and robins, was split out and moved to the Old World flycatchers. The thrushes
are small to medium-sized ground living birds that feed on insects, other invertebrates and fruit. A number of unrelated species around the world have been named after thrushes due to their similarity to birds in this family.
They are insectivorous, but most species also eat worms, land snails, and fruit. Many species are permanently resident in warm climates, while others migrate to higher latitudes during summer, often over considerable distances. Thrushes
build cup-shaped nests, sometimes lining them with mud. They lay two to five speckled eggs, sometimes laying two or more clutches per year. Both parents help in raising the young.
The songs of some species, including members of the genera Catharus, Myadestes, Sialia and Turdus, are considered to be among the most beautiful in the avian world. Collective Noun - Thrushes
Did you know the collective noun for a group of robins is a worm
? That's so perfect! Or that a group of thrushes is called a mutation
? I don't get that one either! Solitaire's have a collective noun which is a bit ironic don't you think? Anyway, a group of Solitaire's are called an assemblage
. When a group of catbirds get together it's called a mewing
. Bluebirds although seeming ubiquitous have been left off the official collective nouns list. I've taken it upon myself to provide the collective noun of a box
for the bluebirds of the world. Thoughts? Photography Workshops and Tours
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