Thrushes (Turdidae)

Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) - HBW 10, p. 698

French: Grive des bois German: Walddrossel Spanish: Zorzalito Maculado

Taxonomy: T.(urdus) mustelinus J. F. Gmelin, 1789, New York, USA.
Generic placement of species unstable over past half-century. Has been thought close to Turdus, but latest evidence suggests that treatment in Catharus may be appropriate. In past, present genus was sometimes broadened to include five species of Catharus. Monotypic.

Distribution: SE Canada and E USA; non-breeding E Mexico and Central America.