French: Grive litorne German: Wacholderdrossel Spanish: Zorzal real
Europe = Sweden
N & C Europe E through C Siberia, N Kazakhstan, Altai and Sayan Mts to Aldan Basin and Transbaikalia; winters in W & S Europe, N Africa and SW Asia.
24–28 cm; 81–141 g. Gregarious, noisy large thrush. Has grey head and rump, brownish-chestnut mantle, back and upperwing-coverts, blackish tail, blackish lores,... read more
Song a tuneless chattering scratchy medley of squeaks, chuckles, wheezes, trills and chitters with... read more
Typically mixed habitat, mainly part-wooded and part-open country, commonly using trees for... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, and fruits found mainly in bushes and hedgerows. Invertebrates found mainly in and on soil in open fields, include... read more
Early Apr to late Aug throughout range, varying with latitude, in N areas timing linked to disappearance of snow cover; commonly double-... read more
Migratory, but movements essentially irruptive and nomadic, so that overall nature of these complex... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common. Global population many tens of millions, with substantial increase in numbers in Europe in past 100 years and no known commensurate decline... read more
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