The Song Thrush is a fairly common bird known for its song, usually made up of repeated favourite phrases. They are found across most of Europe into Siberia and wintering south to parts of Europe and North Africa. They are one of the five Turdus thrushes that are usually found in Britain along with the Blackbird, Ring Ouzel, Fieldfare, Redwing and Mistle Thrush, the last three of which look similar and can be told apart the underwing colour: orange-red for Redwing, ochre for Song Thrush and white for Mistle Thrush and Fieldfare. Signs of their activity are commonly found in gardens where small piles of smashed snail shells can be found hear a rock that the birds use as an anvil for breaking the snail open. They are on the smaller size for this family of thrushes at 20-22 cm. Song Thrushes have also been introduced to Australia where they are uncommon and found only around Southern Victoria and into New Zealand, where they are abundant
1: Riverside Park, Southampton, Hampshire, 06/04/2013.
2: Bitterne Park, Southampton, Hampshire, 13/03/2013.
3: Hook, Hampshire, 21/03/2007.