Background

There are three recognised subspecies of the Song Thrush. Despite this all of these subspecies have similar colouration with a brown body and a mottled brown and white/cream on the breast.

Habitat

Whilst a migratory species, Britain is host to populations all year round. They can be found in woodlands, parks, farmland and even your back garden. They have a wide geographical range including the whole of Europe, north Africa and western Asia.

Diet

Their diet consists of small invertebrates like snails and worms. In the winter, however, when these resources can be scarce they feed on fruits and leaves of trees.

Predators & Threats

Due to their presence in a number of different geographical locations the Song Thrush and their eggs fall into the prey category for many animals including; foxes, domestic animals, magpies, snakes, and raccoons.

Facts

  • Most Thrush species are able to use tools. A primary example of which is the use of stones to break open snail shells.
  • They lay 4-6 eggs per breeding season which are blue in colour.
Common Name(s)Scientific Name
 Song ThrushTurdus philomelos
Size
 20-25 cm
Lifespan
 3 years

Best Time to Look

All year round.

Where to find Song Thrush