Mistle Thrush

Mistle Thrush - Turdus viscivorus Turdus viscivorus


Size: 10.5 inches (27 cm)
Habitat: Open woodland, farmland, parks and moorland
Feeding: Berries, fruit, insects and worms
Eggs: 4 pale blue eggs with red/brown spots laid late February - June, incubation 13 days


Mistle Thrush    


The Mistle Thrush is the largest of the thrush family in the UK. It is so-called because it likes to eat mistletoe berries.

It is a distinctive bird but sometimes difficult to distinguish from a Song Thrush. It is grey/brown on the back with buff underparts heavily speckled with dark brown. The spots of the Mistle Thrush are bolder than those of the Song Thrush. It is also larger with a more upright stance. It has white edges to its tail which can be seen in flight.

The sexes are alike.

Mistle Thrush - Turdus viscivorus
Mistle Thrush - Turdus viscivorus  
Mistle Thrush    

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