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Song Thrush

Turdus philomelos


Patrik Aberg, Xeno-canto


Key information: The Song Thrush visits Cyprus in the winter. It has a chestnut back and many black spots on the breast and belly. It is very hard to see as it is shy and usually hidden among the branches and foliage. It has a sweet, loud song with many repeated phrases. It likes feeding on snails by breaking their shell on rocks.

Length: 20 – 22 cm

Habitat: Farmland, scrub and bushes

When they can be seen: Winter

What they eat: Worms, snails, fruit

In Cyprus: Can be seen in farmland areas and in forests

Status: Winter visitor

Illustration by Paschalis Dougalis

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