Fieldfare Turdus pilaris
The Fieldfare breeds in central and northern Europe and into Siberia. It is migratory and winters mainly in western, southern and central Europe. It moves south in October and November and tends to return to Scandinavia around April.
|It breeds in woodland, parks
and gardens and is noted for defending its nest from crows by
chasing the crow and shiting on it. During migration it tends to
be seen in flocks in open areas and is strongly attracted by
It is one of the larger thrushes and has a grey head, brownish wings, a pale grey rump with a rufous tinge to its heavily spotted underparts.
|Photo 3 shows a bird that has
lost its tail. It photographed on 4th May 2005 which is very late
in the year for Scotland.
A typical call is a loud 2, 3 or 4 note "shak-shak-shak"
|Photo 5 shows a Fieldfare squabbling with a female Blackbird T. merula over a fallen apple.|
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