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song thrush

noun
1.
a common, European songbird, Turdus philomelos.
Origin of song thrush
1660-1670
First recorded in 1660-70
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  • Take one instance, a song thrush reared in a nest in our own garden.

    The Migration of Birds T. A. Coward
  • As if to deny that, Bobby suddenly shot down the slope in answer to a cry of alarm from a song thrush.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • In the Trossachs, in Scotland, I followed a song thrush about for a long time, attracted by its peculiar song.

    Ways of Nature John Burroughs
  • This species is smaller than the song thrush, and has much resemblance to the fieldfare.

  • Like the song thrush it finds a determined enemy in the magpie, against which it often defends itself with success.

  • More delicate than the song thrush, he would not digest mere bran and water.

  • Years ago the song thrush was looked upon as a permanent resident so far as Britain was concerned.

    The Migration of Birds T. A. Coward
  • Indeed the song thrush is to a very great extent migratory in the northern shires, its place being partially taken by the Redwing.

British Dictionary definitions for song thrush

song thrush

noun
1.
a common Old World thrush, Turdus philomelos, that has a brown back and spotted breast and is noted for its song
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