Song Thrush

Turdus philomelos

(T. p. philomelos)

Armenian Name: Երքող կեռնեխ
Song Thrush

See Plate 47 for Song Thrush and other similar species

Resident Status: Year-round resident
Abundance: Uncommon
Length:23 cm, Wing Span:33-36 cm
Distribution Map: Map 259.
Description: Brown thrush with dull orange underwing coverts visible in flight.
Adult: Uniform brown upperparts; off-white underparts boldly spotted with black.
Juvenile: Numerous pale spots and streaks above; more diffuse spots below.
Similar Species: Differs from Mistle Thrush by smaller size and orange underwing coverts visible in flight. Differs from Redwing by plain face and orange, not red, underwing coverts.
Behavior: Rather secretive and solitary, usually feeding near or in dense vegetation.
Habitat: Deciduous woodland in mountains, scrubby steppe, orchards, gardens.
Food: Invertebrates, berries.
Nest: Clay-lined cup of grass in bush or tree.
Eggs: 27 mm, 3-5, greenish-blue, black-brown spots.