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 118 videos
Singing. Locality Casa de Campo Park, Madrid City, Madrid, Spain
Eduardo Tejeda Lima 14 March 2016 12 weeks ago 20 sec 5
A bird perching on a branch and calling. Locality Coburg, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Nick Talbot 10 October 2009 6 years ago 31 sec 4.7
4 Young song thrushes in the nest at feeding time. In Dülmen-Haltern. Locality Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Christian Wiesmann 4 May 2004 6 years ago 41 sec 4.7
bird singing from top of a tree (early evening) Locality Dundonnell, Highland Council, Scotland, Great Britain (ssp hebridensis)
Keith and Lynn Youngs 21 April 2016 8 weeks ago 1 min 1 sec 4.7
A bird perching on a branch and singing. Locality Coburg, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Nick Talbot 10 October 2009 6 years ago 21 sec 4.6
a bird taking a bath. Locality Hoenderloo, Gelderland Province, Netherlands (ssp philomelos)
Yoel Jimenez 11 March 2014 2 years ago 1 min 4.6
PhotosSee all 142 photos
Adult male singing from pine tree.
Locality Stockholm City, Stockholm County, Sweden
Ivan Sjögren 21 April 2016 1 week ago ADDED LAST MONTH 5
In a field
Locality Arakhiya Farm, Al Rayyan, Qatar
John A Thompson 29 January 2011 5 years ago 4.7
Locality Lombardy Region, Italy
Mario Caffi 16 May 2015 33 weeks ago 4.5
Hunting worms in the grass
Locality Paris, Île-de-France, France
Rémi Bigonneau 26 April 2011 4 years ago 4.5
Both parents feeding their young at the nest shortly before fledging
Locality Olomouc, Olomouc Region, Czech Republic
Tomas Grim 18 June 2009 4 years ago 4.5
Song Thrush adult feeding nestlings in a spruce fire forest
Locality Ponte di Legno, Lombardy Region, Italy (ssp philomelos)
Pierandrea Brichetti 23 May 1976 2 years ago 4.4
SoundsSee all 21 recordings
song Locality Berlin, Germany
Joe Klaiber 1 year ago 5
Bird singing from oak tree and then on the ground. Locality Teich Bird Reserve, Gironde, Aquitanie, France
Nicole Bouglouan 2 May 2013 2 years ago 5
song Locality Berlin, Germany
Joe Klaiber 38 weeks ago 4.5
Bird singing from tall tree and flying from branch to branch between two sequences Locality Landes, Aquitanie, France
Nicole Bouglouan 12 March 2015 1 year ago 4.5
A bird calling from a tree early in the morning. Locality Coburg, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Nick Talbot 13 August 2013 2 years ago 4.5
bird singing from treetop Locality Dundonnell, Highland Council, Scotland, Great Britain
Keith and Lynn Youngs 21 April 2016 8 weeks ago 4