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song thrush

a common, European songbird, Turdus philomelos.
Origin of song thrush
1660-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Some of its couplets resemble those of the blackcap, but broken, like those of the song-thrush.

  • The song-thrush and Blackbird have been successfully introduced, and they are common in suburban gardens.

    An Australian Bird Book John Albert Leach
  • Here, with the first dawn of spring, when the catkins hang on the hazels, the song-thrush begins to pipe.

    Lancashire Leo H. (Leo Hartley) Grindon
  • The recent increase of the missel-thrush in parts of Scotland has caused the decrease of the song-thrush.

  • The notes of the blackbird are rich and full, but monotonous as compared with those of the song-thrush.

  • Every mild day in November the thrushes sing; there are meadows where one may be certain to hear the song-thrush.

    Nature Near London Richard Jefferies
  • Next to the chaffinch in the volume of its song, and perhaps in some localities surpassing it, is the song-thrush.

    Fresh Fields John Burroughs
British Dictionary definitions for song-thrush

song thrush

a common Old World thrush, Turdus philomelos, that has a brown back and spotted breast and is noted for its song
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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