Song Thrush - Turdus philomelos
A familiar and popular garden songbird whose numbers are declining seriously, especially on farmland making it a Red List species. It is smaller and browner than a Mistle Thrush with smaller spotting. Its habit of repeating song phrases distinguishes it from singing Blackbirds.
Woods, hedgerows, parks and gardens across the UK - wherever there are bushes and trees
All year round
It likes to eat snails, which it breaks into by smashing them against a stone, referred to as its anvil, with a flick of the head.
Common and widespread
A common breeding bird in Leicestershire and Rutland
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