Name: Mistle Thrush
Scientific name: Turdus viscivorus
Nature Stars: 40
About: A large thrush, about 28cm long. Pale greyish brown above, with a white belly covered in round black spots. Mistle Thrushes are common birds of parks and gardens, as well as woodland and scrub.
How to identify: Larger and greyer brown than the Song Thrush with rounder spots.
Fantastic fact: Known as the Rain Bird, as they sing loudly from the top of high trees after spring rains.
Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc