The Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus) is a bird common to much of Europe, Asia and North Africa.

The Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus) is a bird common to much of Europe, Asia and North Africa.

The Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus) is a member of the thrush family Turdidae. It is found in open woods and cultivated land over all of Europe and much of Asia.

The Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus) is a member of the thrush family Turdidae. It is found in open woods and cultivated land over all of Europe and much of Asia.

The Mistle Thrush is fast disappearing from the UK's gardens, wildlife experts warned today as they urged people to take part in an annual survey to collect information about bird species.  Results from the RSPB's annual Big Garden Birdwatch survey have shown that mistle thrushes are now being seen in fewer than half the number of gardens they were spotted in 10 years ago.

The mystery of the missing mistle thrush: Experts baffled by 'haemorrhaging' population in British gardens

The Mistle Thrush is fast disappearing from the UK's gardens, wildlife experts warned today as they urged people to take part in an annual survey to collect information about bird species. Results from the RSPB's annual Big Garden Birdwatch survey have shown that mistle thrushes are now being seen in fewer than half the number of gardens they were spotted in 10 years ago.

Mistle Thrush "Misteldrossel" Pfänder Berg am Bodensee, Bregenz, Austria, 2013

Mistle Thrush "Misteldrossel" Pfänder Berg am Bodensee, Bregenz, Austria, 2013

Mistle Thrush in the field.

Mistle Thrush in the field.

Festive Mistle Thrush | Chlas Atelier

Festive Mistle Thrush | Chlas Atelier

Turdus viscivorus - Mistle Thrush - another member of the same genus as the "blackbird" and the "robin"

Turdus viscivorus - Mistle Thrush - another member of the same genus as the "blackbird" and the "robin"

Woodland Trust Mistle Thrush   The Mistle Thrush can be spotted almost everywhere in the UK. This large thrush sings its melodious song and defends its food source vigorously, giving it a reputation in our gardens! A great card for nature lovers.     http://www.funkystationeryandartstuff.co.uk/woodland-trust-mistle-thrush-greetings-card

Woodland Trust Mistle Thrush The Mistle Thrush can be spotted almost everywhere in the UK. This large thrush sings its melodious song and defends its food source vigorously, giving it a reputation in our gardens! A great card for nature lovers. http://www.funkystationeryandartstuff.co.uk/woodland-trust-mistle-thrush-greetings-card

Song Thrush.The Song Thrush is smaller than either a Mistle Thrush or Blackbird and is less upright when standing.They take a variety of food but earthworms form a very important part of the diet. Towards the end of summer if the ground is too hard to obtain earthworms, they take snails and break the shells by tapping them on stones.The long breeding season lasts from March to August.The song thrush is widespread throughout Europe reaching east to Siberia.

Song Thrush.The Song Thrush is smaller than either a Mistle Thrush or Blackbird and is less upright when standing.They take a variety of food but earthworms form a very important part of the diet. Towards the end of summer if the ground is too hard to obtain earthworms, they take snails and break the shells by tapping them on stones.The long breeding season lasts from March to August.The song thrush is widespread throughout Europe reaching east to Siberia.

A Mistle Thrush of silk and linen: Michelle Holmes

A Mistle Thrush of silk and linen: Michelle Holmes

Mistle Thrush - Seen at Haddington, Lincs18 May 15

Mistle Thrush - Seen at Haddington, Lincs18 May 15

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