THRUSHES

According to John Tveten, "The (birds) we actually call "thrush" are brownish in color and have spotted breasts; however, the bluebirds, solitaires and robins are closely related. the young of these latter groups also have spotted breasts but lost their markings in adult plumage. 

They consume insects, worms and fruits, and most lay 'robin's-egg blue' eggs."

Eastern Bluebird (Seen in The Woodlands, TX)

Eastern Bluebird (male) Eastern Bluebird, immature
Eastern Bluebird, female Eastern Bluebird, female
American Robin (Seen in The Woodlands, TX)
American Robin This is the largest of our thrushes, and ranges clear across the United States! 
Note the spotted breast
on the young robin to the left.
Clay-colored Robin
Clay-colored Robin - Aha! You only thought there was ONE kind of robin! Found only rarely as far north as southernmost Texas.
   
Wood Thrush (Seen in The Woodlands, TX)

 

This bird’s loud, echoing flutelike melodic song haunted us for two springs! He/she was always high in the trees, always just a slight distance away, like a small wood nymph, always just a view away.

We found this little fellow chortling quietly to himself one afternoon, took a photo, checked his song on the internet, and oh, m’gosh! – our wood nymph is a

Wood Thrush!