Genus TURDUS

The genus Turdus contains those Thrushes in which the sexes are alike and the under wing-coverts and axillaries of one colour. The three Indian species of this genus are found in Europe (and in England) and are among the best known birds of the tribe.

In Turdus both the wing and tail are long, and the latter is slightly graduated; the bill is small, and there is no pattern on the underside of the wing.

The Thrushes of this genus are good songsters; they are found in well-wooded country; they make cup-shaped nests in trees, using mud in the construction, and they feed largely on berries and fruit.

Key to the Species.

a. Under wing-coverts and axillaries white.
a1. Crown and mantle brown……………………T. viscivorus, p. 148.
b1. Crown blue, mantle rufous……………………T. pilaris, p. 150.
b. Under wing-coverts and axillaries rufous……………………T. iliacus, p. 150.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
Genus TURDUS
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
148
M_ID: 
27260
M_SN: 
Turdus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
946

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