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    Differences between thrushes, pipits and larks

    Anything else that is unique to the song thrush, that helps to distinguish it from a pipit? I know the distinctive way of flying from meadow pipits, so that helps identify the pipits. How about how to distinguish a pipit from a skylark, when they are silent? Do skylarks fly differently than...
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    Differences between thrushes, pipits and larks

    Thanks for your comments. This gives strength to my guess that bird 1 feeding on berries next to my window was a song thrush (as a pipit wouldn't do that), and bird 2 pair standing on top of trees were mistle thrushes. I do live in the countryside, I have pine woods just next to my house and I...
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    Differences between thrushes, pipits and larks

    These 3 species are easy to distinguish if singing and in their own usual habitat: a song thrush singing from the top of a tree (that unmistakable song), a skylark singing from an open meadow (another unmistakable song), and a flock of meadow pipits flying up and down in the uplands (usually...