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- proper noun A genus of birds including the solitaires, thrushes noted for their beautiful songs.
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- proper noun A taxonomic
genuswithin the family Turdidae.
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- noun solitaires
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The Phasianidae, Turdidae (_Myadestes-Hylocichla_ group), and Sylviidae (Polioptilinae) seem to have originated in the
It was Townsend's solitaire (_Myadestes townsendii_) -- a bird which is peculiar to the West, especially to the
He is a species of the genus _Myadestes_, which belongs to the family _Turdidæ_, including the thrushes, stone-chats, and bluebirds, as well as the solitaires.
Three native birds known from Kaua'i - the Kama'o (Kaua'i Thrush, Myadestes myadestinus), the 'O'u (Psittrostra psittacea), and the Kaua'i' O'o (Moho braccatus) were last seen in the 1980s, after their habitat was degraded by alien species such as wild pigs, non-native birds, and predatory rats, and after some habitat was lost due to damage in the Alaka'i Swamp caused by Hurricane 'Iwa in 1982.