Song Thrush


Habitat

Introduced song thrush are common throughout NZ and offshore islands. Originally from Europe they do well in urban environments and can often be found in peoples backyards.


Identification

Thrush are a very handsome bird with distinctive black dashed bands on the yellowish breast and various shades of grey and brown.


Links

Wikipedia, NZBirds.com, TeAra Encylopedia, Tiritiri Matanga Project


Summary

Thrush were introduced from Europe in around 1870 apparently in an attempt to make NZ more like home for the settlers. They were also introduced into Australia at about the same time but have only established small populations around Melbourne.


Thrush
Thrush




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