Latin name: Turdus pilaris
Size: Up to 27cm in length
Distribution: Throughout the UK in winter. Breeds in northern and central Europe
Months seen: October to May
Habitat: Hedgerows, fields and gardens
Food: Worms, insects, fruit and berries
Special features: Fieldfares have a lovely chestnut brown coloured back, and a grey head and back. The speckled chest has an ocre coloured blush. The belly is white and the tail is black.
Fieldfares can often be seen feeding in large flocks on hawthorn berries or fallen fruit in orchards. The behaviour is similar to the mistle thrush.
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