Thrushes (Turdidae)
Thrushes are small to medium-sized ground or arboreal birds, many of which show marked sexual dimorphism. Juveniles are generally spotted. They are well-proportioned birds, with well-developed wings and tails, and are capable of strong flight. Many species migrate to warmer climes in the autumn, returning to their breeding grounds in spring. Many species are highly territorial, although some thrushes form large flocks in winter.
There are eight species in Europe.
Species seen but not photographed:
  • American Robin : California (May 1982)