Thrushes are a fun family of birds. Bluebirds, American robins and the flute-y thrushes like the hermit thrush and wood thrush, are all classified into this family. The American robin is perhaps the most overlooked of these species because we see them so commonly. But if you take time to watch them, you will find not only striking beauty, but delightful behaviors.
Links and resources:
More about this painting: The Yellow Glow Behind the Robin at Vickie's Sketchbook
To see my original post on these robins: A Party of Robins at Sketching in Nature
American Robin at Vickie Henderson Art
American Robin--Cornell's all about birds
My Autumn Birds Note Cards