French: Grive mauvis German: Rotdrossel Spanish: Zorzal alirrojo
Europe “in sylvis acerosis” = Sweden.
Subspecies and Distribution
T. i. coburni
Sharpe, 1901 – Iceland and Faroe Is, very locally in SE Greenland; winters in W Europe.
T. i. iliacus
Linnaeus, 1758 – N & E Europe E across Siberia to lower R Kolyma and Altai; winters in W & S Europe, N Africa, Black and Caspian Sea Basins and adjacent SW Asia.
20–24 cm; 46–80 g. Plumage is greyish-brown above, with long buffy-white supercilium; buffy-whitish below, long lines of blackish spots radiating from throat,... read more
Song, by male from prominent high perch, a series of simple and rather monotonous phrases, each... read more
Breeds in forest-open country mosaic in lowlands and relatively low hills, with preference for mid-... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, also seeds and berries in autumn and winter. Animal foods include adult and larval beetles (Coleoptera) of at least eight... read more
Early Apr to late Jul, with some latitudinal variation, from mid-May in Iceland; double-brooded. Generally solitary, but in optimal... read more
Migratory; a few resident on Icelandic coast, Norwegian coast, in Scotland and in S Baltic region.... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Generally common. Global population very roughly calculated to be c. 65,000,000–130,000,000 individuals.... read more
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