Song thrush

Turdus philomelos

Song thrush

Description

Slightly smaller bird than the blackbird, the song thrush is a warm brown with a cream heavily spotted breast.

Prevalence

Song thrushes have declined in numbers in the UK since 1970. They favour woodland, hedgerow and pasture land

Breeding

They start breeding from March, laying 4-6 glossy blue eggs in a cup shaped nest, lined with mud and saliva, low down in trees, shrubs or even outbuildings.

Lifespan

3 years.

Diet

Song thrushes eat snails, worms caterpillars. You will find favourite areas where a bird smashes open snails on a rock to access the inner parts, leaving the broken shells behind

Song thrushes do not really frequent feeders or tables but may eat sunflower hearts, berry suet and seeds scattered across a lawn.

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