Order: Passeriformes Family: Turdidae
The Thrushes are a group of passerine birds that occur mainly but not exclusively in the Old World. They are plump, soft plumaged, small to medium sized insectivores or sometimes omnivores, often feeding on the ground. Many have attractive songs. There are 9 Michigan species.
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American Robin, Turdus migratorius
Eastern Bluebird, Sialia sialis
Gray-cheeked Thrush, Catharus minimus
Hermit Thrush, Catharus guttatus
Swainson’s Thrush, Catharus ustulatus
Townsend’s Solitaire, Myadestes townsendi
Varied Thrush, Ixoreus naev
Veery, Catharus fuscescens
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