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Edited by Gill Burrell, Friday, 5 Aug 2022, 05:09

A song thrush

A song thrush Wikipedia

While standing in a wood, field or forest, you can sometimes hear the most beautiful song of the song thush.

The song thrush (Turdus philomelos) is a thrush that breeds across the West Palearctic. It has brown upper-parts and black-spotted cream or buff underparts and has three recognised subspecies. Its distinctive song, which has repeated musical phrases, has frequently been referred to in poetry. 


How rare is a song thrush?

The song thrush used to be a very common bird in the UK. In fact, in the early 20th century it was more abundant than the blackbird. However, since the 1940s, blackbirds have flourished, making them a more familiar bird these days. Between 1970 and 2010, the UK song thrush population declined by 54 per cent.30 Jul 2014

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