The Mistle Thrush's name, in English and Latin, comes from eating mistletoe berries. It also eats other berries and insects. One bird will defend "its" berry tree against other thrushes.
The Mistle Thrush is larger and lighter coloured than a Song Thrush and does not have a white belly.
Often seen on sports fields, they enjoy a game of footbaIl.
Despite its melodious song, in keeping with its love of football its alarm call is like a football rattle, often voiced from the top of the tallest tree, where the bird also acrobatically dives for insects