Order Passeriformes

Family Turdidae

Thrushes
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General

Formerly included in an outsize Muscicapidae. Genetic studies show present family to be sister to a more narrowly defined Muscicapidae#R#R#R#R; in line with this proximity, many genera traditionally grouped herein have recently been transferred to Muscicapidae, although some placements remain provisional.

  • 11-35 cm.
  • 20 genera, 176 species, 473 taxa.
  • 17 species threatened;
    2 (possibly 4) extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Collar, N. (2017). Thrushes (Turdidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/52318 on 23 November 2017).