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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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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."
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.
These include fieldfares, starlings, house sparrows, song thrushes and yellowhammers.
These included fieldfares, starlings, house sparrows, song thrushes and yellowhammers.
In winter redwings generally hang about in large flocks with fieldfares, another visitor looking for somewhere warmer than Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.
IWe've had an unusually high volume of calls here at Saltholme about fieldfares being seen in gardens.
A mixed flock of fieldfares and redwings typically hurtling through the air, with the usual accompaniment of much loud "chacking", indeed seemed a manifestation of a modern day Viking invasion.
Look out for various thrushes, especially blackbirds, redwings and fieldfares. (As I write this there are six blackbirds in my small garden.) Redwings are about the same size, with distinctive red flanks and underwings, and a prominent cream eye-stripe.
In a few hours I must have seen 50,000: Redwings, Fieldfares, Bramblings, Woodcocks, Goldcrests, Redpolls, landing in search of the first food since leaving Scandinavia.
Lush red berries are popular with blackbirds, mistle thrushes, redstarts, redwings, waxwings and fieldfares.
Clive Bramhall, by email: We not only get starlings but sometimes fieldfares and a few redwings.
There | are lots of extra visitors in the garden - redwings and fieldfares en route from their Nordic and Arctic homes to winter feeding grounds, true birds of passage.