Monday, February 22, 2021

Varied Thrush

Another Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)—one of our favorite birds—this one from our backyard on 19 February 2021. I assumed that they are closely related to American Robins, but most ornithologists place Varied Thrushes in a genus of their own, Ixoreus. Other researchers merge Ixoreus with Ridgwayia, the Aztec Thrush of Mexico, into the genus Zoothera, which mostly occurs in Asia (George 2020).

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