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An Old World thrush (Turdus pilaris) having gray and reddish-brown plumage.

[Middle English feldfare, from Old English feldeware, error for *feldefare : perhaps feld, field; see field + *-fare, goer (from faran, to go; see per- in Indo-European roots).]


(Animals) a large Old World thrush, Turdus pilaris, having a pale grey head and rump, brown wings and back, and a blackish tail
[Old English feldefare; see field, fare]



a European thrush, Turdus pilaris, having reddish brown plumage with an ashy head.
[before 1100; Middle English feldefare (with two f's by alliterative assimilation), Old English feldeware]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fieldfare - medium-sized Eurasian thrush seen chiefly in winterfieldfare - medium-sized Eurasian thrush seen chiefly in winter
thrush - songbirds characteristically having brownish upper plumage with a spotted breast
genus Turdus, Turdus - type genus of the Turdidae


[ˈfiːldfɛəʳ] Nzorzal m real


[ˈfiːldˈfɛəʳ] n (Zool) → viscarda
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The former, called by the Chilenos "el Turco," is as large as a fieldfare, to which bird it has some alliance; but its legs are much longer, tail shorter, and beak stronger: its colour is a reddish brown.
And David answered, "I see the windmills swinging and three tall poplar trees swaying against the sky, and a flock of fieldfares are flying over the hill; but nought else do I see, good master.
Contractor address : Harlequin Office Park, Fieldfare, Emersons Green Bristol, BS16 7FN
Elsewhere, the whooper swans and barnacle geese at Caerlaverock Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust reserve are the resident international stars, having flown in from the Arctic, along with the redwings and fieldfare from Scandinavia.
Passage birds seen this week here include a Crane over South Stack at the weekend and a Fieldfare on Bardsey.
Say au revoir to winter thrushes, redwing and fieldfare as they begin their journey to distant breeding grounds, but get ready to welcome back swallows and starlings.
We've had redwing, fieldfare and a snow bunting visiting us this week, joining the flocks of wigeon, teal and greylag geese that are residing here.
Anthony Blenkinsop, 23, of Fieldfare Close, Washington: Pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol on Askew Road on November 1.
The FieldFare Trust, an organisation that seeks to improve access to the countryside for travellers that are disabled, has endorsed the mountain's wheelchair friendly status.
And there has been just one report of winter visitor the fieldfare arriving, whereas there were a dozen sightings by the same date in 2011.
The fieldfare also has a white eye stripe but it is larger, almost as big as a mistle thrush, with which it shares a speckled breast.