Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos) - HBW 10, p. 637
French: Grive musicienne
Spanish: Zorzal Común
Taxonomy: Turdus philomelos C. L. Brehm, 1831, central Germany.
Earlier name T. ericetorum invalid. May form a superspecies with T. mupinensis. Race nataliae very similar to nominate and perhaps better merged with it. Races intergrade. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- hebridensis W. E. Clarke, 1913 - W Scotland (Outer Hebrides, I of Skye, W mainland coast) and W Ireland.
- clarkei Hartert, 1909 - W Europe; non-breeding also SW Europe and NW Africa.
- philomelos C. L. Brehm, 1831 - Europe (except W), N Turkey, Caucasus area and N Iran; non-breeding W & S Europe, N Africa, Arabian Peninsula and SW Asia.
- nataliae Buturlin, 1929 - W & C Siberia; non-breeding NE Africa and SW Asia.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 62 videos
4 Young song thrushes in the nest at feeding time. In Dülmen-Haltern. Locality Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Christian Wiesmann 4 May 2004 3 years ago 41 sec 4.7
A bird drinking, very alert. Locality Lynx Garden, Bellaterra, Barcelona Province, Catalonia, Spain (ssp philomelos)
Josep del Hoyo 12 January 2013 18 weeks ago 1 min 4.6
A bird foraging on the ground. Locality Santoña, Cantabria, Spain (ssp philomelos)
Alex García · Videoaves 7 January 2010 2 years ago 33 sec 4.4
A bird perched with food in the bill Locality Ireland (ssp clarkei)
Bill Wayman 31 May 2006 5 years ago 24 sec 4.3
A bird eating a frozen apple in winter Locality Rambouillet Forest, Yvelines, Île-de-France, France
Alain Beaufils 13 February 2012 22 weeks ago 32 sec 4.3
A bird perching on a branch and calling. Locality Coburg, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Nick Talbot 10 October 2009 3 years ago 31 sec 4.2
PhotosSee all 60 photos
In a field
Locality Arakhiya Farm, Al Rayyan, Qatar
John A Thompson 29 January 2011 2 years ago 4.4
Both parents feeding their young at the nest shortly before fledging
Locality Olomouc, Olomouc Region, Czech Republic
Tomas Grim 18 June 2009 1 year ago 4.3
the five chicks aged one week in a garden bush.
Locality Richarville, Essonne, Île-de-France, France
Bruno Durand 12 June 2012 46 weeks ago 4.2
Adult hunting insects on the ground of the open forest.
Locality Bialowieza Forest, Podlaskie Province, Poland (ssp philomelos)
Henrik Bringsøe 6 July 2010 1 year ago 4.2
A bird by a ivy bush to pick some fruits , Löwenstein
Locality Löwenstein, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Cindywutsch 25 March 2013 7 weeks ago 4
A bird drinking.
Locality Lynx Garden, Bellaterra, Barcelona Province, Catalonia, Spain (ssp philomelos)
Josep del Hoyo 12 January 2013 17 weeks ago 4
SoundsSee all 7 recordings
A bird calling in my backyard. Locality Coburg, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Nick Talbot 10 October 2009 12 weeks ago 4
Male singing at sunset on a high branch Locality Zona Volcànica de la Garrotxa Natural Park, Girona Province, Catalonia, Spain
Ferran Vaquero 4 March 2012 1 year ago 4
Songs Locality Wilrijk, Antwerp Province, Belgium
Laurent Demongin 15 April 2011 2 years ago 4
Call and alarm notes of a bird taking flight Locality Horsell Common, Surrey, England, Great Britain
Stuart Fisher 17 November 2005 3 years ago 4
Alarm calls of an individual prior to roosting Locality Send, Surrey, England, Great Britain
Stuart Fisher 7 January 2006 3 years ago 4
A male singing before dawn Locality London, England, Great Britain
Stuart Fisher 20 February 2009 4 years ago 4