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Scientific Name: Turdus philomelos
Common Name: Song Thrush
Turdus philomelos, more commonly known as the Song Thrush, is a medium-sized, familiar songbird, commonly found in parks and gardens, woodland and scrub. It is brown above, with a white belly covered in dark brown, drop-shaped spots.
It is smaller and a warmer brown than the Mistle Thrush, and lacks the white eyestripe and red flank patches of the Redwing. Living up to its common name, it has a beautiful, loud song with repeating phrases.
Widespread throughout the United Kingdom, and tending by and large to be residents. Breeding season is from March until April, often producing three broods of up to five blue, spotty eggs. Absent from north-west Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man.
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