Thrushes

Group: 
Birds

Thrushes are mainly those birds of the genera turdus and include the blackbird as well as redwing and fieldfare. 

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Ring Ouzel

Turdus torquatus
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A species of northern Britain but seen in Dorset on migration.


 

 

Photo by:
Peter Orchard

Blackbird

Turdus merula
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A common species of countryside and gardens.


 

Fieldfare

Turdus pilaris
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A frequent visitor to Dorset in harsh winters driven south looking for food.


 

Mistle Thrush

Turdus viscivorus
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A once familiar bird of farm land but now, like so many other species, declining and quite scarce.


 

Song Thrush

Turdus philomelos
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A once common bird the song thrush is now far less so and is seen less frequently in gardens than thirty years ago.


 

Redwing

Turdus iliacus
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A winter visitor from northern and eastern Europe; often in very large numbers


 

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