Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Fieldfare (Turdvs pilaris), or Grey Thrush, a native of Northern Europe, visiting Britain and the southern parts of the Continent and western Asia in winter. It i's about 10 inches long, general upper surface deep chestnut, .with the head and neck bluish-grey; the breast is reddish-yellow, streaked and spotted with black, the rest of the under-surface white. The fieldfare feeds on molluscs and worms, and, failing these, on haws and other berries and seeds. The eggs are five or six in number, light-blue mottled with brown or black, but these birds rarely breed in Britain.