Mistle Thrush - Turdus viscivorus
This pale, black-spotted thrush is large, aggressive and powerful. It stands boldly upright and bounds across the ground while in flight, it has long wings and white outer tail feathers. It is most likely to be noticed perched high at the top of a tree, singing its fluty song or giving its rattling call in flight.
It can be seen in woodland, parkland and gardens.
All year round. Watch for flocks in July and August.
Feeds on worms, slugs, insects and berries.
This is a widespread bird in the UK, found almost everywhere except the highest, barest ground, and absent from the northern and western isles of Scotland.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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