mistle thrush

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Synonyms for mistle thrush

large European thrush that feeds on mistletoe berries

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The mistle thrush, so named due to their taste for berries, particularly those of the mistletoe plant, are seen in fewer than half the number of gardens they were a decade ago.
The mistle thrush also has an attractive song and has a habit of singing from the top of trees during harsh weather.
The stonechat, mistle thrush and swallow have also recorded significant reductions in sightings.
The meadow also attracts a mass of wild birds such as spotted-flycatchers, mistle thrush, song thrush and both great spotted and green woodpeckers.
They are very common and they are members of the thrush family, as are song thrush, mistle thrush, redwing and fieldfare.
The mistle thrush, according to the RSPB's annual Big Garden Birdwatch survey.
The fieldfare also has a white eye stripe but it is larger, almost as big as a mistle thrush, with which it shares a speckled breast.
The ECHO's BirdBlog writer John Dempsey added: "A lot of birds will defend their nests, Mistle Thrush and Terns will dive on people.
Listen for the song thrush, mistle thrush, great tits and blackbirds, above - they are some of the year''s earliest choristers.
Song and mistle thrush are both residents, while the recorded blackbird population is one of the largest in the country.
The field proved popular, with a flock of black-headed gulls and even a mistle thrush.
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As well as redwings and fieldfares, other members of the thrush family, including song thrush, mistle thrush and blackbird were seen in much higher numbers last year looking for food.
The fieldfare is a large thrush about the size of a mistle thrush but with a grey head, and the redwing is much smaller, about the size of a songthrush with a light chest and belly, bold dark markings and reddish-brown armpits - hence its name
The title is an old name for the mistle thrush, which is noted for singing out even in the most adverse conditions.