POLL: Should Malta be allowed to trap and slaughter migratory birds?

Within a day of arriving on the Mediterranean island of Malta on their southbound migration last August, three of 18 white storks were shot and killed by poachers. Less than two weeks later, just one of the birds was left alive. By Aug. 29, 19 days since the flock arrived, all of the birds had […]

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The Song Thrush

Turdus philomelos Passeriformes – Turdidae From the same family as the Blackbird its flutters in the same way. Its diet: worms, insects and their larvae, snails, berries and small fruits. The northern populations in Europe migrate southward but in France it is sedentary. This species is not endangered but it is unfortunately still hunted. This […]

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Song Thrush Turdus philomelos

The Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos) is a thrush that breeds across much of Eurasia. It is also known in English dialects as throstle or mavis. It has brown upperparts and black-spotted cream or buff underparts. Its distinctive song, which has repeated musical phrases, has frequently been referred to in poetry. Factsheet: Song Thrush Turdus philomelos (LC)  

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