ring ouzel


a European thrush, Turdus torquatus, common in rocky areas. The male has a blackish plumage with a white band around the neck and the female is brown

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Historical Examples of ring ouzel

  • Neither do the dotterel and the ring-ouzel, the latter in song so mellow, both moving on speedily into the hilly districts.


    Leo H. (Leo Hartley) Grindon

  • And again, where the ring-ouzel is common, the thrush will get its brief song exactly.

  • Indeed blackbirds are now in crowds there, and have so entirely superseded the ring-ouzel that one of these is quite a rarity.

    Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire

    John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot

  • The ring-ouzel is a regular visitor to the open country of Dartmoor, while the dipper haunts many of its streams.


    Francis A. Knight

  • A ring-ouzel flies wildly from the rowan-tree, and four or five species of thrushes are among the berries of the shrubs.