A large family of insect-eating birds, found in nearly all parts of the world. The wood-thrush is one of the most abundant American species, and is noted for the beauty of its song. The hermit-thrush and the mocking-bird (q. v.) are other American species. The brown-thrush, or thrasher, as it is called, is a handsome bird, with habits like those of the mocking-bird, which it ranks next to as a singer. The song-thrush of Europe, sometimes called the throstle in England and the mavis in Scotland, is much like the wood-thrush. The robin, the blue-bird, and the wren belong to the thrushes.