Thrush, Mistle

The mistle thrush (Turdus viscivorus) is a bird common to much of Europe, Asia and North Africa. It is a year-round resident in much of its range, but northern and eastern populations migrate south for the winter, often in small flocks. It is a large thrush with pale grey-brown upperparts, a greyish-white chin and throat, and black spots on its pale yellow and off-white underparts. The sexes are similar in plumage, and its three subspecies show only minimal differences. The male has a loud, far-carrying song which is delivered even in wet and windy weather, earning the bird the old name of "stormcock".

Latin Name
Turdus viscivorus

When the bird was spotted

Date Location Title Seen by Interestingness
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors from garden b.m.stokesley
Italy, Sicily St Vito lo Capo mike421
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors Farndale b.m.stokesley ***
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors Snilesworth b.m.stokesley **
UK, The rest of North Yorkshire Fewston b.m.stokesley ***
Germany, Kandern on a meadow behind the house Hühnerhabicht ***
France, Leymen In the garden mike421 ***
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors Lockwood Beck Reservioir b.m.stokesley ***
France, Leymen In front of the house mike421 *
Germany, Kandern on tree with mistles on meadows behind our house Hühnerhabicht **
France, Leymen In front of the house mike421 **
France, Leymen In front of the house mike421 *
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors Between Staithes and Runswick Bay mike421
France, Leymen In the trees in front of the house mike421 ***
France, Leymen Mistle thrushes eating the berries with the fieldfares mike421 ***