January Week 3 The Song Thrush

January Week 3 The Song Thrush

The Song Thrush

The Song Thrush is smaller than the Mistle Thrush or Blackbird. The male and female are similar with warm brown upper parts, pale buff underparts with dark speckles and a tinge of golden brown on the breast. The belly is almost white with fewer, smaller dark spots than the Mistle Thrush. The Song Thrush has large eyes, as do Robins and other woodland ground feeding birds, and pale pink legs. The bill is brown in colour. Unlike the Mistle Thrush, the Song Thrush usually flies low, below tree top height, from bush to bush. Juveniles have pale buff streaks on the back.

What does the Song Thrush eat?

Diet: Worms, snails and fruit.

Latest research suggests that they eat snails only when the ground has become baked or frozen and they cannot dig out worms. Song Thrushes often feed under or close to cover, unlike Mistle Thrushes that often feed out in the open.

What do birds eat? The Song Thrush

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