Song thrush (Turdus philomelos)

  • Rodzina: Pozostałe Other
  • Gdzie widziałeś: Las Forest
  • Gdzie widziałeś: Polana Glade, meadow
  • Gdzie widziałeś: Wieś Village
  • Rozmiar: Większy od wróbla do wielkości kosa larger than the sparrow to the size of the blackbird
  • Brown
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Body length: 21-23 cm
Body mass: 60-100 g
Appearance: brown upperparts plus extensively spotted dark-beige breast and white belly. Underwing pale orange.

This thrush is a common inhabitant of Poland’s forests, parks and gardens. Nests built not far from ground, of humus mixed with saliva. Lays black-spotted turquoise eggs. Wayside stones used as so-called ”anvils” on which main prey (large snails) held in beak are smashed open. Smaller snails eaten whole. Also eats worms, insect larvae and small fruits. Polish song thrushes winter around Mediterranean.


Descriptions drawing on content of Ptaki Polski (“Birds of Poland”) - a book authored by Andrzej G. Kruszewicz, and published by MULTICO Oficyna Wydawnicza Sp. z o.o.

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