mistle thrush


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mis·tle thrush

also mis·sel thrush  (mĭs′əl)
n.
A thrush (Turdus viscivorus) of Eurasia and North Africa that feeds on berries, especially those of mistletoe.

[From obsolete missel, mistletoe, from Middle English mistel, from Old English; see mistletoe.]

mistle thrush

(ˈmɪsəl) or

missel thrush

n
(Animals) a large European thrush, Turdus viscivorus, with a brown back and spotted breast, noted for feeding on mistletoe berries
[C18: from Old English mistel mistletoe]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mistle thrush - large European thrush that feeds on mistletoe berriesmistle thrush - large European thrush that feeds on mistletoe berries
thrush - songbirds characteristically having brownish upper plumage with a spotted breast
genus Turdus, Turdus - type genus of the Turdidae
Translations
Misteldrossel
kulorastas
paszkot

mistle thrush

[ˈmɪslθrʌʃ] Nzorzal m charlo, tordo m mayor

mistle thrush

nMisteldrossel f

mistle thrush

[ˈmɪslˌθrʌʃ] ntordela
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The herring gull is on the "red list" of conservation concern, as are the curlew and mistle thrush because of a decline in numbers, while others are on the amber list.
The hoopoe - which has a pinkish-brown body, downcurved bill and weighs in at about the same size as a mistle thrush - showed up in Cwmbach this week, a long way off its usual flight path.
Both the song thrush and the larger mistle thrush fall into this category - I have rarely seen a thrush in the garden, but in Pollok park both types of thrush are quite abundant.
A Mistle Thrush bolt upright struts, he's king of his domain.
"From the frogs in ponds to the honey bees finding nectar in the last of the snowdrops, the powerful songster - the mistle thrush - pronouncing its presence from the very top of the tallest tree, to hungry badgers excavating lawns searching for grubs and juicy plant roots."
Last year included a new species for the entire Christmas Bird Count database: a Mistle Thrush representing the first ever appearance of that species in North America.
Closer to my home, I watched a mistle thrush standing by a bus stop in Kings Norton recently, before it made off as a person approached.
By using local seed stock and innovative propagation techniques, the trust and Forestry Commission hope to give nature a helping hand, with the measures favouring declining bird species such as dunnock, mistle thrush, song thrush, tree pipit, woodcock and black grouse.
Mae adar hefyd yn falch o aeron yr eiddew 'radeg yma o'r flwyddyn ac mae brych y coed (mistle thrush) yn falch iawn o unrhyw aeron o'r uchelwydd sy'n weddill, ac yn eu tro yn help garw i wasgaru had yr uchelwydd.
| ||RESTING THEIR WINGS: Left, a redwing and a mistle thrush. Above, a speckled wood butterfly.
Among them grey heron and little egret, great black-backed gull and black-headed gull, great spotted woodpecker, blackcap and whitethroat, song thrush and mistle thrush, and yellowhammer and reed bunting.
The latest species to face a dim, dodolike future is the once-chirpy mistle thrush. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds says numbers of the spotty breasted, fluffy birds have declined rapidly.