Tag: Turdus pilaris

Nest defence strategies in the Fieldfare Turdus pilaris: the responses on an avian and a mammalian predator.

Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris) Science Article 1 abstract The Fieldfare Turdus pilaris, a medium-sized passerine, is aggressive in nest defence and its use of f ces may be detrimental to avian but not to mammalian predators. The birds breed either solitarily or in colonies, the nesting pattern in subalpine forests is apparently dependent on the abundance […]

Colonial and single breeding in fieldfares, Turdus pilaris L.:a comparison of nesting success in early and late broods

Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris) Science Article 2 abstract Pairs of fieldfares breed singly or in colonies. Their breeding season was subdivided into an early part, when the trees were still leafless, and a late part, when the trees had leaves. Early colonial pairs had a significantly higher nesting success than single pairs. However, amongst late broods […]

Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris)

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Turdidae | [latin] Turdus pilaris | [UK] Fieldfare | [FR] Grive litorne | [DE] Wacholderdrossel | [ES] Zorzal Real | [NL] Kramsvogel Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Large, bold, long-tailed, often noisy thrush, with rather rakish form both on ground and in the air. Plumage more boldly variegated and richly colored […]