Thrushes

159 species

The thrushes are passerine birds with a worldwide distribution. These are small to medium-sized ground living birds. Many species are permanently resident in warm climates, while others migrate to higher latitudes during summer, often over considerable distances. Thrushes build cup-shaped nests, sometimes lining them with mud. They lay two to five speckled eggs, sometimes laying two or more clutches per year. Both parents help in raising the young. In almost all cases, the nest is placed on a branch; the only exceptions are the three species of bluebird, which nest in holes. Thrushes feed on insects, other invertebrates and fruit. They spread the seeds of plants and contribute to the dispersal of many species and the recovery of ecosystems.
The thrushes are passerine birds with a worldwide distribution. These are small to medium-sized ground living birds. Many species are permanently resident in warm climates, while others migrate to higher latitudes during summer, often over considerable distances. Thrushes build cup-shaped nests, sometimes lining them with mud. They lay two to five speckled eggs, sometimes laying two or more clutches per year. Both parents help in raising the young. In almost all cases, the nest is placed on a branch; the only exceptions are the three species of bluebird, which nest in holes. Thrushes feed on insects, other invertebrates and fruit. They spread the seeds of plants and contribute to the dispersal of many species and the recovery of ecosystems.