A report on Mistle thrushSong thrush and Fieldfare

In Kazakhstan
A parent feeding chicks in their nest in a New Zealand garden
Fieldfares in winter
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A Song Thrush in Germany
Berries form an important part of the winter diet
Male (left) passing earthworms to female on nest
In flight
Fieldfare eating worms
The mistle thrush derives its English and scientific names from mistletoe, a favourite food.
Juvenile in New Zealand
Fieldfare in front of the window
A castor bean tick swollen with the blood of its host
Juvenile in a forest near Dombaih, Russia (Caucasus Mountains)
Eggs, Collection Museum Wiesbaden, Germany
Mistle Thrush and Alpine Chough by Giovanni da Udine
Three eggs in a nest
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Broken shells of grove snails on an 'anvil'
In New Zealand
Song thrush in Slovenia

A molecular study indicated that the song thrush's closest relatives are the similarly plumaged mistle thrush (T. viscivorus) and Chinese thrush (T. mupinensis); these three species are early offshoots from the Eurasian lineage of Turdus thrushes after they spread north from Africa.

- Song thrush

A mitochondrial DNA study identified the mistle thrush's closest relatives as the similarly plumaged song and Chinese thrushes; these three species are early offshoots from the Eurasian lineage of Turdus thrushes after they spread north from Africa.

- Mistle thrush

Although two European thrushes, the song thrush and mistle thrush, are early offshoots from the Eurasian lineage of Turdus thrushes after they spread north from Africa, the fieldfare is descended from ancestors that had colonised the Caribbean islands from Africa and subsequently reached Europe from there.

- Fieldfare

The song thrush is not usually gregarious, although several birds may roost together in winter or be loosely associated in suitable feeding habitats, perhaps with other thrushes such as the blackbird, fieldfare, redwing and dark-throated thrush.

- Song thrush

It forages within its breeding habitat and in open fields, sometimes sharing these feeding areas with redwings or fieldfares.

- Mistle thrush

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Redwing

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Head of T. i. coburni in Iceland
Egg, Collection Museum Wiesbaden
Nests are often constructed on the ground.
A spectrogram showing an example of the song structure of a Redwing in Iceland. Terminology is applied.

The redwing (Turdus iliacus) is a bird in the thrush family, Turdidae, native to Europe and the Palearctic, slightly smaller than the related song thrush.

Although two European thrushes, the song thrush and mistle thrush, are early offshoots from the Eurasian lineage of Turdus thrushes after they spread north from Africa, the redwing is descended from ancestors that had colonised the Caribbean islands from Africa and subsequently reached Europe from there.

Migrating and wintering birds often form loose flocks of 10 to 200 or more birds, often feeding together with fieldfares, common blackbirds, and starlings, sometimes also with mistle thrushes, song thrushes, and ring ouzels.