Cornwall Park

CORNWALL PARK

Song Thrush

SONG THRUSH

(Turdus philomelos)

General

The Song Thrush is closely related to the Blackbird, and like the Blackbird, was introduced to New Zealand because it reminded early settlers of home.

Description

They are a light brown in colour with a speckled light buff underside. Slightly smaller than a Blackbird, with a more upright stance.

Distribution

They can be found throughout Cornwall Park. They generally occupy parks, gardens, scrublands and forested areas.

Food

They eat insects mainly spiders, worms and snails. They also have been known to eat some fruits.

Voice

The Song Thrush can be heard singing from April till December, they have a continuous rapid song. Their alarm call is a 'chook-chook' that gets faster as the perceived threat increase.

Song Thrush Locations

Song Thrush in Cornwall Park

See a map of the common locations Song Thrush are found.

Cornwall Birds