Varied Thrush
Varied Thrush
Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Infraorder: Passerida
Superfamily: Muscicapoidea
Sibley and Ahlquist, 1990

Muscicapoids are a subfamily of oscine passerines containing the thrushes, Old World flycatchers, oxpeckers, starlings and mimids.


Muscicapoidea is derived from the genus Muscicapa. From Latin, musca fly < Gr. μυια muia, μυιας muias fly; capere to catch;[1] -oidea is derived from New Latin, -oideus, meaning resembling.[2]






  1. ^ Jobling, J. (2015). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.), eds. "Muscicapa". Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. Retrieved 6-8-16.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ -oidea. (2016, April 25). Wiktionary, The Free Dictionary. Retrieved 16:40, June 8, 2016 from
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