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Set B4 - Bird Portraits - card information

6. Fieldfare

6. Fieldfare

A bird of the thrush family which leaves its summer home in Scandinavia to spend the autumn, winter and early spring in Britain. It is a hardy bird, of fine carriage, and usually flies about the winter landscape in small flocks. Often it is in the company of redwings (another Scandinavian winter visitor), blackbirds and song thrushes, with which it competes for the berries on the winter trees. It is a bird of the open country, its wanderings being dictated by the supply of insect food and berries. The call is harsh, quite unlike the note of any other thrush.