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Turdidae

Turdidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Division:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Turdidae
Genera
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The family Turdidae is a group of passerine birds which occur mainly but not exclusively in the Old World. There are about 300 species.

They are plump, soft plumaged small to medium sized insectivores or sometimes omnivores, often feeding on the ground. Many have attractive songs.

This large family is now regularly split into two groups, the Turdini and the Saxicolini, which are sometimes given family status. The Saxicolini are sometimes placed in the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae.

The Turdini is the thrushs, and includes:

The Saxicolini is mainly small Old World species, including:



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