Song Thrush


Song Thrush

This neat medium – sized thrush can be seen & heard all year round across the whole of the UK.


Identification

Adult
Smaller & browner than the Mistle Thrush this neat bird is brown above, white neatly spotted black below; with a creamy yellow wash on its breast. Its head has clear eyebrows and moustachial streaks.
Size
22 - 24 cms
Bill
Black, short & thin
Legs
Pink, medium in length
Habitat
Gardens, heaths, woods, fields, bushes & trees
Behaviour
Perches openly, hops, walks, takes off and lands from vegetation and the grouns
Flocking
1 - 15
Flight
Strong & powerful, direct
Voice
Variety of repeated song phrases; chuk alarm call.

Breeding & Feeding

Nest
Trees & bushes
Eggs
4 - 6; pale blue speckled black
Incubation Period
11 - 15 days
Broods
2 - 3; March - August
Food
Worms, snails, insects, berries
UK Breeding Pairs
1.1 million

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