Song Thrush Turdus philomelus

Song thrush
Song Thrush
Song Thrush
The Song Thrush is a shy, elusive bird which skulks in bushes. It is smaller and darker than the Mistle Thrush and usually has a white belly. As it name suggests, it has a melodious song.
Song Thrush
Song Thrush
Song Thrush
The early bird catches it! In addition to worms, the Thrush's staple diet includes slugs and snails; it uses rocks and stones like an anvil to smash the shells of snails.
Song Thrush
Song Thrush
Song Thrush
The spots on the Song Thrush's front are chevron-shaped (like arrow heads) and, unlike the Mistle Thrush, the belly is pale/white. It has curved facial lines.
Song Thrush Some are resident all year round
Song Thrush with orange beak This chap has an orange bill like his blackbird cousins
Song Thrush Usual bill is dark brown with yellow edges
Song Thrush
Song Thrush
Song Thrush
Some female Blackbirds are speckled and some people confuse them with thrushes. Blackbirds themselves treat all other Blackbirds AND Thrushes as potential competition (for food, mates) and will chase intruders off their territory. However at some feeding stations and fruit/berry bushes, especially in mid winter, a truce is allowed.