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Thrush ID Central France (1 Viewer)

Mike Beer

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Hello. I took these photographs yesterday in our garden in central France Im not sure if they are Song or Mistle Thrush.
It does not help that the pictures are slightly out of focus. Mike


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Thank you.

Mike, here’s an old shot taken a few years back, Song Thrush on top and Mistle Thrush below.

If you look at the flank area on both, you’ll note that the Song Thrush spots “run vertically” down and the Mistle Thrush spots “run horizontally” across.

You won’t see that mentioned in guides.👍


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Google is widely available - if you can't find the OP's.
Agreed, the first image shows several horizontal spots mixed in with the “mostly” verticals, that’s the point!…overwhelmingly vertical with ST and correspondingly horizontal with MT.


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My apologies. Being confused by your last comment I have (re)-re-read your first comment and can confirm that a) I mis-read your first comment so completely that I thought it said the opposite of what it does say (because that opposite meaning does make some sense), and b) now that I read and think harder about both your comments . . . I haven't any idea what you mean.

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