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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.]
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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]
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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
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Translations
Misteldrossel
kulorastas
paszkot

mistle thrush

[ˈmɪslθrʌʃ] Nzorzal m charlo, tordo m mayor
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mistle thrush

nMisteldrossel f
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mistle thrush

[ˈmɪslˌθrʌʃ] ntordela
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Tree creepers, bullfinches, siskins, both song and mistle thrushes and the nuthatch are regular visitors.
Lately I have spotted quite a few mistle thrushes in urban areas, while the increasingly rare song thrush has also brightened up a couple of birding expeditions.
Mistle thrushes are not really as common as they were a few years ago, and I don't often see them in gardens now.
The tree is slowly dying and the top branches are used as a perch, mainly by jackdaws and mistle thrushes.
Of these Scandinavian thrushes, the larger fieldfares are comparable in both size and nature with our mistle thrushes but with grey heads and grey rumps, whilst the smaller redwings are about the same size as our song thrushes.
Lush red berries are popular with blackbirds, mistle thrushes, redstarts, redwings, waxwings and fieldfares.
Apart from the kingfishers, we get egrets, owls, woodpeckers, mistle thrushes, sparrowhawks, herons, buzzards, swallows and many others.
From the trees overhead came the harsh rattle of mistle thrushes (unlike other thrushes they are not great songsters) as a small group of these birds sorted out their matrimonial and territorial affairs.
Species in the packs support a variety of wildlife, including starlings, blackbirds, song thrush and mistle thrushes and squirrels.
The current dip in temperatures will see more and more birds arriving, including common species such as blackbirds, mistle thrushes and finches.