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Mistle Thrush

Turdus viscivorus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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The Mistle Thrush is a quite large bird, about 150 grams in weight, about 300 mm in length; wingspan is about 150 mm. The adult birds have the grayish-brown back yellowish tinged on uppertail; the flight feathers and larger wing coverts are blackish-brown with light borders on outer webs. The underparts are white with large blackish-brown spots. The tail feathers are grayish-brown with whitish spot on the tops of outer pairs. Juveniles have rusty-yellow tinge. In size the Mistle Thrush is double large than Song Thrush and Redwing, but is similar on coloring. In flight it is well distinguished by white underwings; when the Song Thrush have yellowish underwings, but at Redwing the rusty flanks are evident.


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