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Song Thrush Turdus philomelos L 23cm. Dainty, well-marked thrush with a beautiful, distinctive song. Sexes are similar. Adult has warm brown upperparts with hint of orange-buff wingbar. Underparts are pale but well marked with dark spots; note yellowish buff wash to breast. In flight, reveals orange-buff underwing coverts. Juvenile is similar but markings and colours are less intense. Voice Utters a thin tik call in flight. Song is loud and musical; phrases are repeated two or three times. Status Fairly common but declining resident of woodland, parks and mature gardens. Numbers boosted in winter by migrants from mainland Europe.