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robins, bluebirds, and thrushes


There are 300 species in this large family of birds, found all over the world. Thrushes are plump medium-sized birds with slender bills. Their legs are very smooth compared to the scaly legs of most other birds. The American Robin is the thrush species most often seen in open habitat in North America. Other thrushes spend more time in forests.

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