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Song thrush

Observed: 4th May 2009 By: jason.birtjason.birt’s reputation in Birdsjason.birt’s reputation in Birdsjason.birt’s reputation in Birds
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Song thrush collecting nesting materials on the coastal path approaching Marazion from the east.

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Marita's picture

I agree

I think camelbirder is right, this is not a song thrush. If you look closely at the bill on the original photo it looks more pipit like than thrush like.

bobthebirder's picture

rock pipit

Definitely a rock pipit. Apart from the details pointed out by camelbirder song thrushes are brown, not grey.

Bob Ford

jason.birt's picture

Song thrush to rock pipit

Thanks to camelbirder, Marita and bobthebirder for the correct identification. In retrospect, I should (a) be a little less free with the "confident as I can be" statement and (b) look at the size of the bird relative to the post it is on...!

Jason Birt

warn's picture

The Song Thrush (Turdus

The Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos) is a thrush that breeds across much of Eurasia. It is also known in English dialects as throstle or mavis. It has brown upperparts and black-spotted cream or buff underparts and has three recognised subspecies. Its distinctive song, which has repeated musical phrases, has frequently been referred to in poetry. ccie