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Thrush, Mistle (Turdus viscivorus)
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Thrush, Mistle (Turdus viscivorus)

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A wide spread resident, the Mistle thrush is a large,aggressive and quite powerful thrush. It is taller, sleeker and paler than the Song Thrush. They are mainly to be found in open woodland, gardens and parkland, but can be found in open moorland areas as well. A male will have several prominent song perches within its territory, such as tall trees or roofs. It feeds on a diet of worms, slugs, insects and berries. In flight it has a loud rattling call.
Eggs: 3-5
Incubation: 12-15 days
Fledging: 12-15 days
Maximum lifespan: 11 years
Length: 27cm


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