|Hermit Thrush, Lava Lake, Oregon June 12, 2008 by Greg Gillson.|
Chickadee and Wren-like Songbirds
Sparrow and Finch-like Songbirds
A beginner should be able to quickly place a bird they see into one of these categories.
Included in the Thrush-like Songbirds are shrikes, thrashers and mockingbirds, thrushes and bluebirds, dipper, pipits, larks, tanagers, orioles, meadowlarks.
Medium-sized land birds with generally plump bodies and long tails. The American Robin, Mockingbird, and Meadowlark are familiar representatives of this taxonomically diverse group that have a similar body shape.