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Song Thrush:

UK Status: Resident.

Habitat: The Song, and Mistle Thrush are very similar in appearance. The song of the two birds differs some what, as does the freckling on the chest region. The freckling on the Mistle Thrush tends to cover the whole chest and belly. Song Thrushes have a patch clear of freckles, on the central part of the belly, below the chest.

Breeding: This bird nests in thick bushes and hedgerows, usually about three to five feet off the ground. Nests are a deep cup made from straw, or grass, and are lined inside with a thick layer of fine dried mud. Their may be two, or three clutches of eggs each season, usually clutches consist of four to five eggs. Eggs are bright turquoise blue, freckled with black spots.

Comment: This once common garden bird is now becoming scarce, and in recent years it's numbers have dwindled considerably.

 

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