Fieldfare

Turdus pilaris

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Thrushes (Turdidae)

Code 4

FIEL

Code 6

TURPIL

ITIS

Egg Color:

Gray or blue green with red brown markings



Number of Eggs:

5 - 6



Incubation Days:

13 - 14



Egg Incubator:

Female



Nest Location:

On ground., Low in tree branch.



Nest Material:

Mud, vegetation, twigs.



Migration:

Migratory



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General

Fieldfare: Large, robin-like thrush with rufous back and gray head and rump. Underparts are brown-barred white on breast and sides, and white on belly. Wings are rufous. Tail is dark gray to black. Sexes are similar.

Range and Habitat

Fieldfare: Occurs widely, often in large numbers, in most of central and southern Europe in winter; also common in Siberia and Greenland. Casual in Alaska and accidental elsewhere in North America; preferred habitats include woods and woodland edges in summer and open country, fields, and agricultural areas in winter.

Breeding and Nesting

Fieldfare: Five to six gray or blue green eggs marked with red brown are laid in a nest made of mud, vegetation, and twigs, and built on the ground or on a low tree branch. Incubation ranges from 13 to 14 days and is carried out by the female.

Foraging and Feeding

Fieldfare: Eats insects, earthworms, slugs, berries, and fruits. Hops about on the ground and gleans food from trees and shrubs.

Vocalization

Fieldfare: Song is a pieced-together series of variable squeaking and different chuckling sounds and noises. Call is "shak-shak-shak".

Similar Species

Fieldfare: Redwing has rufous wash on underwings, brown head and rump, black spotted and streaked throat, breast and sides, and buff eyestripe.

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UnderpartsX

Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

BellyX
The ventral part of the bird, or the area between the flanks on each side and the crissum and breast. Flight muscles are located between the belly and the breast.
BreastX
The upper front part of a bird.
RumpX
The area between the uppertail coverts and the back of the bird.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X