Song thrush

A parent feeding chicks in their nest in a New Zealand garden
A Song Thrush in Germany
In flight
Juvenile in New Zealand
Juvenile in a forest near Dombaih, Russia (Caucasus Mountains)
Three eggs in a nest
Broken shells of grove snails on an 'anvil'
In New Zealand

Thrush that breeds across the West Palearctic.

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Common blackbird

Species of true thrush.

Species of true thrush.

Female of subspecies merula
Historic image of blackbird in Nederlandsche Vogelen (1770)
Male blackbird with earthworm
Adult male feeding on cherries in Lausanne, Switzerland
A male attempting to distract a kestrel close to its nest
"Sing a Song for Sixpence" cover illustration
T. m. cabrerae on Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain
Juvenile T. m. merula in England
Young adult T. m. merula in Oxfordshire
A leucistic adult male in England with much white in the plumage
Eggs, Collection Museum Wiesbaden
Eggs in a nest
Two chicks in a nest

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 blackbird is descended from ancestors that had colonised the Canary Islands from Africa and subsequently reached Europe from there.

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.

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.

Fieldfare

Member of the thrush family Turdidae.

Member of the thrush family Turdidae.

Fieldfares in winter
Berries form an important part of the winter diet
Fieldfare eating worms
Fieldfare in front of the window
Eggs, Collection Museum Wiesbaden, Germany
thumb|left|Nest and chicks

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.

West Bromwich Albion crest

West Bromwich Albion F.C.

English professional football club based in West Bromwich, West Midlands, England.

English professional football club based in West Bromwich, West Midlands, England.

West Bromwich Albion crest
West Bromwich Albion competing in the 1887 FA Cup Final
The Albion team of 1888, FA Cup winners and Football League founder members
Memorabilia from the 1954 FA Cup Final
Statue of the Three Degrees by Graham Ibbeson, in West Bromwich
Chart of historic table positions of West Bromwich Albion in the Football League
Crowd scenes following The Great Escape, 15 May 2005. Fans entered the pitch after the club survived relegation having been in last place during the final day of the season.
West Bromwich Albion club badge c. 1900–2006
The coat of arms of West Bromwich has featured intermittently on Albion team shirts.
The Hawthorns, home of West Bromwich Albion F.C.
The throstle effigy has been a feature of the Woodman corner since the 1970s.
West Brom fans and players celebrate together with the "Boing Boing" chant.
WBA supporters at a Teresa Herrera Trophy friendly match versus Deportivo de La Coruña
Baggie Bird is one of two West Bromwich Albion mascots.
Billy Bassett, Albion's chairman 1908–1937
The Jeff Astle gates at The Hawthorns
Sillouette of the Tony Brown statue outside The Hawthorns
Fred Everiss, secretary-manager 1902–1948. The longest serving manager in English football history.
Vic Buckingham, manager 1953–1959. Narrowly missed out on a double in the 1953-54 season, winning the FA Cup and finishing as league runners-up. His tactical philosophy was a precursor to Total Football.
Jesse Pennington, Albion's most capped England international (in terms of caps won whilst at the club). Who represented his country 25 times, serving as captain on two occasions.
The Albion team of 1920 display the League Championship trophy and Charity Shield.
WBA players celebrate their FA Cup win in 1931.

The team has played in navy blue and white stripes for most of the club's history, and the club badge features a throstle perched on a hawthorn branch.

Common cuckoo

Member of the cuckoo order of birds, Cuculiformes, which includes the roadrunners, the anis and the coucals.

Member of the cuckoo order of birds, Cuculiformes, which includes the roadrunners, the anis and the coucals.

Common cuckoo in flight
A Eurasian cuckoo (C. c. bakeri) from Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary in East Sikkim, India.
Cuckoo adult (top) mimics sparrowhawk, giving female time to lay eggs parasitically
This Eurasian reed warbler is raising a common cuckoo.
Cuckoo eggs mimicking smaller eggs, in this case of reed warbler
Cuculus canorus canorus in a nest Acrocephalus arundinaceus - MHNT
Cuculus canorus bangsi in a nest Phoenicurus moussieri - MHNT
A chick of the common cuckoo in the nest of a tree pipit
Golden cuckoo in the coat of arms of Suomenniemi

279) Song thrush (Turdus philomelos)

Chinese thrush

Species of bird in the family Turdidae.

Species of bird in the family Turdidae.

A recent molecular study places the Chinese thrush's closest relatives as the similarly plumaged European species, the song thrush (T. philomelos) and the mistle thrush (T. viscivorus), all three species early offshoots from the main Turdus radiation around the world.

Grove snail

Species of air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusc.

Species of air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusc.

Mating
Love dart of Cepaea nemoralis
Unbanded yellow form
With more bands
Reddish-brown unbanded form
There are many colour forms

Balanced polymorphism could arise when a predator like the song thrush has a given 'search image', so it tends to see and kill snails of a particular colour and pattern.

Boy preparing a bird lime twig. Veraguas, Panama 1927.

Birdlime

Adhesive substance used in trapping birds.

Adhesive substance used in trapping birds.

Boy preparing a bird lime twig. Veraguas, Panama 1927.
Boy catching birds with a bird lime twig. Veraguas, Panama 1927.

In the Valencian region of Spain, birdlime (locally known as parany) is commonly used to capture the song thrush, which is a delicacy throughout Spain and is used in many local recipes.

The Lodge, by Mansfield Road. Built in 1857 by Henry Moses Wood as the Lodge to the racecourse

Forest Recreation Ground

Open space and recreation ground in Nottingham, England, approximately one mile north of the city centre.

Open space and recreation ground in Nottingham, England, approximately one mile north of the city centre.

The Lodge, by Mansfield Road. Built in 1857 by Henry Moses Wood as the Lodge to the racecourse
Nottingham Goose Fair in 2007

With such an abundance of habitat, the Forest attracts many birds such as nuthatches, treecreepers, mistle thrushes, tawny owls, song thrushes, great spotted woodpeckers and chaffinches.