Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae
Genus: Turdus
Species: philomelos


This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Halifax, Massachusetts

Members' Notes:


On Dec 13, 2012, RosinaBloom from Waihi
New Zealand (Zone 1) wrote:

First introduced in the 1860's, the Song Thrush is now one of our most common New Zealand birds. It lives in gardens, orchards, hedgerows, scrubland and native forest. It defends its territory from April onwards, usually by threat displays, singing and occasionally by vigorous fighting. The female can take up to 13 days to build the deep-cupped nest in a shrub, tree or hedge often only one to five metres off the ground. After three or four blue eggs (with a few small black spots) are laid, the female alone incubates them for about 12 to 13 days. Both parents feed the young until they leave the nest about 14 days after hatching. Up to three successful broods can be raised in a season. The Song Thrush feeds on earthworms and snails, a variety of insects, and to a lesser degree on wild and cu... read more