The Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos) is a thrush that breeds across much of Eurasia. The Song Thrush breeds in forests, gardens and parks, and is partially migratory with many birds wintering in southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East; it has also been introduced into New Zealand and Australia. by Steve Mackay
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.
The Song Thrush is also known as Throstle or Mavis & has brown upper parts & black-spotted cream or buff underparts. It builds a neat mud-lined cup nest in a bush or tree and lays 4 or 5 dark-spotted blue eggs. Omnivorous with the habit of using a favorite stone as an "anvil" on which to smash snails.