Scientific Name: Turdus philomelos
Population Estimate: 80M - 200M
Range / Habitat: Partial migrant throughout Europe, most of Asia and northern Africa. Introduced species to Australia and New Zealand, where it lives year-round. Found in forest, shrub land, and artificial habitats.
Field Notes: Medium-sized passerine with typical thrush habitus and behavior. Brown upperparts, buffy breast with bold dark brown spots. Spotted breast differentiates it from other passerines in New Zealand.
Personal Notes: Well-named bird with a beautiful song, seen widely throughout New Zealand.