A parent feeding chicks in their nest in a New Zealand garden
Fieldfares in winter
A Song Thrush in Germany
Berries form an important part of the winter diet
In flight
Fieldfare eating worms
Juvenile in New Zealand
Fieldfare in front of the window
Juvenile in a forest near Dombaih, Russia (Caucasus Mountains)
Eggs, Collection Museum Wiesbaden, Germany
Three eggs in a nest
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Broken shells of grove snails on an 'anvil'
In New Zealand

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

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Mistle thrush

Bird common to much of Europe, temperate Asia and North Africa.

Bird common to much of Europe, temperate Asia and North Africa.

In Kazakhstan
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Male (left) passing earthworms to female on nest
The mistle thrush derives its English and scientific names from mistletoe, a favourite food.
A castor bean tick swollen with the blood of its host
Mistle Thrush and Alpine Chough by Giovanni da Udine

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.

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

Redwing

Head of T. i. coburni in Iceland
Egg, Collection Museum Wiesbaden
Nests are often constructed on the ground.

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.

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.