plural noun
Tur·​di·​dae | \ ˈtərdəˌdē \

Definition of Turdidae

: a widely distributed family of singing birds (suborder Passeres) containing the true thrushes and a greater or lesser number of related birds (such as often the bluebirds, wheatears, stonechats, Old World warblers, Old World redstarts, solitaires, and the mockingbirds and thrashers)

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History and Etymology for Turdidae

New Latin, from Turdus + -idae

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“Turdidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Turdidae. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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