Fieldfare, by Nick Appleton 1/2
Fieldfare in the snow, by Peter Mallett 2/2

Fieldfare Turdus pilaris

Fieldfares are large stocky thrushes with a similar shape to blackbirds and the same size as a mistle thrush.  They are more upright than blackbirds and have a longer tail together with beautifully coloured plumage.

Conservation status

In the UK fieldfares are red listed species of Bird Conservation Concern but they are of lower concern in Europe.

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Did you know? The Spanish call fieldfares the royal thrush because of their upright stature and beautiful plumage.
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