When flying, it seems scarcely larger than a missel thrush; but it is more slender in shape, and its wings are much longer.
This has been compared to the scream of the missel thrush; but Macgillivray says it seems to him more like the croak of a frog.
She would never again feel like a missel thrush with a safe-hidden nest.
In confinement it is treated like the missel thrush, but it is generally only kept as a decoy bird.
Various birds, and particularly the missel thrush, feed upon the berries.
No wonder he thought our robin inferior in power to the missel thrush, in variety to the mavis, and in melody to the blackbird!