The mistle thrush is is a pale, black-spotted thrush - large, aggressive and powerful. It stands boldly upright and bounds across the ground. In flight, it has long wings and its tail has whitish edges. It is most likely to be noticed perched high at the top of a tree, singing its fluty song or giving its rattling call in flight.
What they eat:
Worms, slugs, insects and berries.
- UK breeding:
- 170,000 territories