Shrike thrush
Thrush Thrush, n. [OE. [thorn]rusche, AS. [thorn]rysce; akin to OHG. drosca, droscea, droscela, and E. throstle. Cf. {Throstle}.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of singing birds belonging to {Turdus} and allied genera. They are noted for the sweetness of their songs. [1913 Webster]

Note: Among the best-known European species are the song thrush or throstle ({Turdus musicus}), the missel thrush (see under {Missel}), the European redwing, and the blackbird. The most important American species are the wood thrush ({Turdus mustelinus}), Wilson's thrush ({Turdus fuscescens}), the hermit thrush (see under {Hermit}), Swainson's thrush ({Turdus Alici[ae]}), and the migratory thrush, or American robin (see {Robin}). [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of singing birds more or less resembling the true thrushes in appearance or habits; as the thunderbird and the American brown thrush (or thrasher). See {Brown thrush}. [1913 Webster]

{Ant thrush}. See {Ant thrush}, {Breve}, and {Pitta}.

{Babbling thrush}, any one of numerous species of Asiatic timaline birds; -- called also {babbler}.

{Fruit thrush}, any species of bulbul.

{Shrike thrush}. See under {Shrike}.

{Stone thrush}, the missel thrush; -- said to be so called from its marbled breast.

{Thrush nightingale}. See {Nightingale}, 2.

{Thrush tit}, any one of several species of Asiatic singing birds of the genus {Cochoa}. They are beautifully colored birds allied to the tits, but resembling thrushes in size and habits.

{Water thrush}. (a) The European dipper. (b) An American warbler ({Seiurus Noveboracensis}). [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]


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  • Shrike thrush — Shrike Shrike, n. [Akin to Icel. skr[=i]kja a shrieker, the shrike, and E. shriek; cf. AS. scr[=i]c a thrush. See {Shriek}, v. i.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of oscinine birds of the family {Laniid[ae]}, having a strong hooked bill,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shrike-thrush — Taxobox name = Colluricincla image caption = Colluricincla harmonica regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Colluricinclidae genus = Colluricincla Colluricincla is a genus of bird in the Colluricinclidae …   Wikipedia

  • shrike-thrush — /ˈʃraɪk θrʌʃ / (say shruyk thrush) noun any of several Australian singing birds of the genus Colluricincla, family Pachycephalidae, as the grey shrike thrush, C. harmonica, noted for its beautiful call …   Australian English dictionary

  • shrike-thrush — medšarkinės musinukės statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Colluricincla angl. shrike thrush; thrush flycatcher vok. Gudilang, m rus. сорокопутовая мухоловка, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – švilpikiniai siauresnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • shrike thrush — noun 1. : an Indian timaliine bird of the genus Gampsorhynchus 2. : any of several Australian singing birds of the genus Colluricincla that resemble the shrike …   Useful english dictionary

  • Grey Shrike-thrush — Taxobox name = Grey Shrike thrush status = LC status system = IUCN3.1 image caption = Colluricincla harmonica harmonica regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Pachycephalidae genus = Colluricincla… …   Wikipedia

  • Little Shrike-thrush — Taxobox name = Little Shrike thrush image width = 250px status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Colluricinclidae genus = Colluricincla species = C. megarhyncha… …   Wikipedia

  • Bower's Shrike-thrush — Taxobox name = Bower s Shrike thrush status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Colluricinclidae genus = Colluricincla species = C. boweri binomial = Colluricincla… …   Wikipedia

  • Sangihe Shrike-thrush — Taxobox name = Sangihe Shrike thrush status = CR | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Colluricinclidae genus = Colluricincla species = C. sanghirensis binomial = Colluricincla …   Wikipedia

  • Sooty Shrike-thrush — Taxobox name = Sooty Shrike thrush status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Colluricinclidae genus = Colluricincla species = C. umbrina binomial = Colluricincla… …   Wikipedia

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