by: Ryan Fyfe
Thrush are a group of small passerine birds that exist most commonly in the Old World. Most often Thrush are plump, soft plumaged, small to medium sized insectivores or sometimes omnivores. Often thrush will feed from the ground. Thrush have also come to be known as song birds as they have many attractive songs.
Thrushes belong to the Family Turdidae which also includes: Yemen Thrush Olive Thrush Olivaceous Thrush Comoro Thrush Kurrichane Thrush African Thrush African Bare-eyed Thrush Grey-backed Thrush Tickell's Thrush Black-breasted Thrush Japanese Thrush White-collared Blackbird Ring Ouzel Grey-winged Blackbird Island Thrush Chestnut Thrush White-backed Thrush Grey-sided Thrush Eyebrowed Thrush Pale Thrush Brown-headed Thrush Izu Thrush Dark-throated thrush Black-throated Thrush Red-throated Thrush Redwing Song Thrush Chinese Thrush Mistle Thrush Red-legged Thrush Chiguanco Thrush Sooty Robin Great Thrush Black Robin Glossy-black Thrush Andean Slaty Thrush Eastern Slaty Thrush
Thrush are often found in open woods and land that is mostly cultivated over all of Europe and much of Asia. Many of the northern birds migrate south during the winter. Thrush can be both insectivoresand omnivores. omnivorous Thrushes are known for defending their food source against other thrushes in the winter months. Nesting in trees they lay several eggs in an organized cup shaped nest which is often lined with grass.
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