What does theSong Thrush Look Like ?
Upper part dark brown with underparts white with dense brown spots. Familiar and popular garden songbird whose numbers are declining seriously, especially on farmland making it a Red List species. Smaller and browner than a mistle thrush with smaller spotting. Its habit of repeating song phrases distinguish it from singing blackbirds.Familar habit of breaking snails by smashing against an anvil stone with a flick of the head
How Big Is The Song Thrush ?
Aprox 23 cm, weighing 70 g
Where does it live?
Deciduous and coniferous woodland, hedgerows and bushes. Readily breeds in gardens with suitable cover.
Similar to breeding habitats.
When does it Breed ?
March to July , 3 - 6 eggs, Incubation 12 - 13 days , young fledging at 14 days, Double Brooded Nests in Trees and Bushes.
Where to see it
Woods, hedgerows, parks and gardens across the UK - wherever there are bushes and trees.
What does it eat?
Worms, snails and fruit.
What does it sound like?
A song of simple repeated phrases; call a soft 'tsip'
Click herre to hear the Song Thrush
When to see it
All year round.
Mistle thrush, Redwing