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.
Song Thrush of the UK and Ireland The Song Thrush is one of the most familiar and popular song birds of the UK and Ireland. Gardeners are particularly fond of them because they eat garden pests such as snails. Sadly they are not as common as they once were in Britain although the population appears to be fairly stable in the Republic of Ireland. These birds are also known as the European Song Thrush, "mavis" , the thrusher and the throstle.