Belongs to: thrushes and chats

Compare with: mistle thrush

Fieldfare Turdus piliaris

BoCC Red list

Best time to see: mid Sep to mid Apr

Key facts

Large thrush with grey head and rump, visiting in winter from Scandinavia

Habitat: hedges, scrub, woods, occasionally gardens

Widespread winter visitor


Densely speckled breast and throat; grey head and rump; brown back; black tail; 24–27 cm

Roams the countryside usually in large flocks looking for berries and other food.

Feeds mainly on berries, also worms, insects, fruit

© Robin Chittenden