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Thrushes (Turdidae)

Redwing (Turdus iliacus) - HBW 10, p. 639

French: Grive mauvis German: Rotdrossel Spanish: Zorzal Alirrojo
Other common names: Red-winged Thrush

Taxonomy: Turdus iliacus Linnaeus, 1766, Europe “in sylvis acerosis” = Sweden.
In past, referred to as T. musicus but this name has been officially suppressed by ICZN. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • coburni Sharpe, 1901 - Iceland and Faeroe Is; non-breeding W Europe.
  • iliacus Linnaeus, 1766 - N & E Europe E across Siberia to lower R Kolyma and Altai; non-breeding W & S Europe, N Africa, Black and Caspian Sea basins and adjacent SW Asia.