The Fieldfare is a larger songbird belonging to the Thrushes family and about the size of a blackbird. As breeding bird the Fieldfare is resident to central and eastern Europe and summer visitor to Northern Europe including north Russia.
The Fieldfare has a long tail, a stocky built. It can easily be identified in flight by its grey rump and white underwings. When sitting the one will immediatlely reckognise the grey crown and nape and the red-brown back and brouwn upperwings; breast and flanks are heavily spotted. As is customary for thrushes, the fieldfare has long legs. Another good identification feature is their call which is a chattering "shack-schack-schak".
We find the Fieldfare as breeder in a variety of habitats such us woodland, bush and scrub areas, parks, avenues of trees, in gardens and in green courtyards. During autumn and winter fieldfares love to gather in larger groups and we also find them on arable land where they can easily be identified by their noisy calls.
Order: Passerines (Passeriformes)
Scientific Name: Turdus pilaris
Name in German: Wachholderdrossel
Name in Czech: Drozd kvíčala
Name in Slovak: Drozd čvíkota
Name in Hungarian: Fenyőrigó
Name in Croat: Drozd Bravenjak
Name in French: Grive litorne
Name in Spanish: Zorzal Real
Name in Portuguese: Tordo-zornal
Name in Italian: Cesena
Name in Dutch: Kramsvogel
Name in Finish: Räkättirastas
Name in Norwegian: Gråtrost
Name in Danish: Sjagger
Name in Swedish: Björktrast
Name in Polnisch: Kwiczoł
Name in Russian: Рябинник
Name in Greek: Κεδρότσιχλα, Τρυγονότζικλα
Name in Turkey: Ardıç Kuşu, Tarla ardıcı, tarla ardycy