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bird Fieldfares

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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