Throstle

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Throstles
Turdus philomelos
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Family: Turdidae
Rafinesque, 1815
Genera

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A Throstle is for ordinar a bird that's a member o the faimlie Turdidae.

Throstles is aft fund in gairdens, pairks, shaws an widland that haes a rowth o growthe. Throstles can be fund athort Europe sooth o the Arctic circle, but no in Iberia. They've been inbrocht tae New Zealand an Australie an aw. They're gey common in New Zealand but in Austrailae there's anerly a smaw nummer aboot Melbourne. Mony birds gangs sooth for the winter, forby thon some wastren birds is bides aw year. Sicna birds haes been inbrocht tae ither airts o the yird an aw.

Throstles is omnivorous, an they eat mony insects, wirms, snails an berries. They aften use a stane as a "stiddie" for tae smatter snail shells.

They dinna bide in flauchts, awtho a puckle birds micht bide thegither in the richt haunts.

Throstles is aboot 22–23 cm lang and 70–90 g in wecht, an is wee'er nor merls (Turdus merula). The sexes leuks alike, wi hamel broun backs an spruce spreckelt breests.

They nest in busses an hedges, cleckin fower or five eggs that is bricht glazie blue an sprecklet black) in a trig caup-shapit nest makkit wi sprots an clay. The female clecks for aboot 14 days; the young flees awa after aboot the same time. Throstles micht cleck twa-three times a year.

The male sings its rairie sang frae trees, ruifs or ither heich places. For ordinar the sang is a melodic rane.

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