Scientific name: Turdus pilaris
Nature Stars: 50
A large, colourful thrush, about 25cm long. Maroon brown on the back, with a black tail, dark wings and pale grey rump and head. Fieldfares have an orangey breast streaked with black and black on the face in front of the eye. Fieldfares are common winter visitors. Hundreds of thousands migrate to the UK in search of fruits and berries.
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How to identify: An unmistakeable thrush, with pale grey head and rump, maroon-brown back and wings and orangey breast streaked with black.
Where: A widespread winter visitor
Fantastic fact: Fieldfares nest in small colonies, where they can gang together to chase away predators.
Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc