A common European and central Asian thrush with a buff spotted breast, having a loud song in which each phrase is repeated two or three times.
Turdus philomelos, subfamily Turdinae, family Muscicapidae‘These include such species as black grouse and curlew, which are associated with upland areas, as well as the song thrush, spotted flycatcher and linnet.’
- ‘According to the massive Birds of the Western Palearctic the song thrush possesses the largest repertoire of any European thrush.’
- ‘Birds suffering the steepest falls include the blackbird, dunnock, song thrush, and four types of warbler.’
- ‘The four biggest losers since the first Big Garden Birdwatch in 1979 have been the starling, house sparrow, song thrush and blackbird.’
- ‘Best known in Britain and W. Europe are the beloved song thrush, T. philomelos, and the mistle thrush, T. viscivorus.’
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