Standing tall with its gold, speckled breast, the song thrush is an impressive, solitary visitor to your feeding station.
The song thrush has a melodious voice, similar to that of a blackbird, and uses patterns of music repeated in sets of two or three. It has an incredible ability to mimic human-made sounds such as car alarms, which can be very confusing! The species’ song has rapidly declined over the past century, with dwindling numbers making is a Red Listed bird.
Although they are similar, the song thrush is smaller and more rounded than its cousin, the mistle thrush, with darker colouring and larger eyes. Song thrushes lay 4-5 sky-blue eggs with black spots and often have 2-4 broods per season, depending on the food supplies available at the time.