from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of thrushes, of the family Turdidæ containing a number of species peculiar to the warmer parts of America. C. melpomene is an example.
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"Where will you be birding this first week of September" reminded me that while North American birders are looking forward to seeing catharus thrushes, grosbeaks, tanagers and wood-warblers etc, birders on this side of the Atlantic are looking forward to seeing, well … catharus thrushes, grosbeaks, tanagers, and - er, wood warblers actually.