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American thrush

American Thrushes

Wood Thrush
Scientific classification
The American thrushes and nightingale-thrushes which are the subject of this article are the small, mostly insectivorous or omnivorous birds in the genera Catharus and Hylocichla of the thrush family Turdidae.

These are the typical New World genera, although representatives of other genera, such as the American Robin, a true thrush, also occur.

Species are:

  • Veery, Catharus fuscescens
  • Gray-cheeked Thrush, Catharus minimus
  • Bicknell's Thrush, Catharus bicknelli
  • Swainson's Thrush, Catharus ustulatus
  • Hermit Thrush, Catharus guttatus
  • Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush, Catharus aurantiirostris
  • Slaty-backed Nightingale-Thrush, Catharus fuscater
  • Russet Nightingale-Thrush, Catharus occidentalis
  • Black-billed Nightingale-Thrush, Catharus gracilirostris
  • Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush, Catharus frantzii
  • Black-headed Nightingale-Thrush, Catharus mexicanus
  • Spotted Nightingale-Thrush, Catharus dryas

  • Wood Thrush, Hylocichla mustelina

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