Turdidae


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Turdidae

[′tər·də‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The thrushes, a family of passeriform birds in the suborder Oscines.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Turdidae

 

a family of birds of the order Passeriformes. As a rule, the tarsus is covered not by individual scales, but by a solid plate. The fledglings are speckled. The family Turdidae includes thrushes, wheatears, chats, sparrows, and robins. There are approximately 300 species. They are found all over the world except in Antarctica and New Zealand; there are 51 species in the USSR. They live under the most varied conditions—in the tundra, tropical forests, and high mountains. Their diet consists of insects, worms, mollusks, berries, and small fruits.

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