Song Thrush - Turdus philomelos
Song Thrushes, at about 22–23 cm long and 70–90 g in weight, are smaller than Blackbirds, Turdus merula.
Sexes are similar, with plain brown backs and neatly spotted underparts. The breast is washed with buff.
Strident, clear-toned, far-carrying sound, with a marked repetition of notes and phrases. Varied motifs, common one traditionally rendered 'pretty tick, pretty tick'. Occasional sustained sequences of high-pitched phrases in a thin voice.
The usual alarm call, also often heard from birds going to roost, is a loud rapid-fire 'tsk-tsk-tsk...', interpersed with softer 'tuck's. The usual contact and flight call is a very unobtrusive, sharp 'tsip'.