Mistle Thrush


Mistle Thrush

The Mistle Thrush is a widespread UK bird found almost everywhere except the higest, barest ground.


Identification

Adult
Pale, black spotted thrush. Upperparts are buffy grey - brown with pale white margins to tail flight feathers. Underpart white heavily spotted bllack.
Size
26 - 28 cms
Bill
Black, short & thin
Legs
Yellow, medium in length
Habitat
Garden, heaths, woods, fields & hedges
Behaviour
Perches openly, hops, walks, takes off & lands from vegetation & the ground
Flocking
1 - 15
Flight
Strong & powerful, undulating
Voice
Loud tuk - tuk

Breeding & Feeding

Nest
Fork in a tree
Eggs
4 - 5; blue spotted reddish
Incubation Period
12 - 15 days
Broods
2; March - May
Food
Berries, worms, insects
UK Breeding Pairs
250,000

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