Turdus


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Turdus

 

a genus of birds of the family Turdidae of the order Passeriformes comprising 62 species. The body is 20-25 cm long. The birds are widespread in Europe, Asia, and America and have been brought to New Zealand. They hop along the ground, making curtsying motions. They nest singly or in small colonies in trees, in bushes, or on the ground; their nests are large, often with earth or clay in the walls. In the course of the summer there are one or two clutches, with three to seven eggs in each. During the winter the northern species migrate south in large flocks. They eat insects, spiders, worms, mollusks, and many kinds of berries, often feeding on the ground. In the USSR there are 12 species, the most common being the redwing (Turdus iliacus), the mistle thrush (T. viscivorus), and the field fare (T. pilaris). The blackbird (T. merula) and the song thrush (T. philomelos) are noted for their melodious voices.

REFERENCE

Ptitsy Sovetskogo Soiuza, vol. 6. Edited by G. P. Dement’ev and N. A. Gladkov. Moscow, 1954.
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and redwing Turdus iliacus, and thus hunting disturbance is unlikely to cause any impact on the populations;
New species of Mediorhynchus (Acanthocephala, Gigantorhynchidae) in Turdus chiguanco (Turdidae) from Junin, Peru
hypopolius, Campylorhynchus jocosus, Peucaea humeralis y Passerina leclancherii, mientras que las cuatro cuasiendemicas son Turdus rufopalliatus, Ptilogonys cinereus, Pheucticus chrysopeplus y Cacicus melanicterus.
Mae'r fronfraith a'r fwyalchen yn perthyn yn agos i'w gilydd: Turdus merula ydi'r enw gwyddonol ar y fwyalchen a Turdus philomelos ydi'r enw ar y fronfraith.
Alden Miller (1932) identified several bones of a large thrush in the SBMNH collection (SBMNH 801) as Turdus migratorius.
Desviacion de los Especie residuales Estrato Poecile sclateri 2,34 0,002785 ** Peucedramus taeniatus 2,74 0,001210 ** Picoides villosus 2,22 2,24e-06 *** Junco phaeonotus 3,86 2,89e-12 *** Ergaticus ruber 3,35 0,0114 * Turdus migratorius 3,39 0,036622 * Certhia americana 3,46 0,02389 * Oriturus superciliosus 3,10 0,00109 ** Catharus occidentalis 3,45 0,04812 * Regulus calendula 3,96 -- Troglodytes aedon 4,49 9,20e-14 *** Dendroica coronata 4,50 5,68e-05 *** Dendroica townsendi 4,01 0,049935 * Sialia mexicana 5,20 0,0113 * Empidonax spp.
Latin name: Turdus merula Family: Chats and thrushes (Turdidae) Overview: The males live up to their name but, confusingly, females are brown often with spots and streaks on their breasts.
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IN RESPONSE to J Beckett's letter "Name that singer" ( Mail, February 22), from the description I suggest your sighting to be that of a fieldfare belonging to the family Turdus pilaris.