Ant 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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  • Ant thrush — (Zo[ o]l.) (a) One of several species of tropical birds, of the Old World, of the genus {Pitta}, somewhat resembling the thrushes, and feeding chiefly on ants. (b) See {Ant bird}, under {Ant}. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ant-thrush — /ant thrush /, n. any of several antbirds, esp. of the genus Formicarius. [1860 65; ANT(BIRD) + THRUSH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • ant-thrush — /ant thrush /, n. any of several antbirds, esp. of the genus Formicarius. [1860 65; ANT(BIRD) + THRUSH1] …   Useful english dictionary

  • ant thrush — noun a kind of antbird • Hypernyms: ↑antbird, ↑ant bird • Member Holonyms: ↑Formicarius, ↑genus Formicarius * * * noun 1. : antbird …   Useful english dictionary

  • White-tailed Ant-thrush — Taxobox name = White tailed Ant thrush status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Turdidae genus = Neocossyphus species = N. poensis binomial = Neocossyphus poensis… …   Wikipedia

  • Red-tailed Ant-thrush — Taxobox name = Red tailed Ant thrush status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Turdidae genus = Neocossyphus species = N. rufus binomial = Neocossyphus rufus binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • white-tailed ant-thrush — baltauodegis neokosifas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Neocossyphus poensis angl. white tailed ant thrush vok. Weißschwanz Fuchsdrossel, f rus. белохвостая дроздовая горихвостка, f pranc. néocossyphe à queue blanche, f… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • red-tailed ant-thrush — rusvauodegis neokosifas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Neocossyphus rufus angl. red tailed ant thrush vok. Rotschwanz Fuchsdrossel, f rus. краснохвостая дроздовая горихвостка, f pranc. néocossyphe à queue rousse, f… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thrush nightingale — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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