Song-thrush survival

Subject: Song-thrush survival
From: Penny Drake-Brockman <>
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2001 08:48:03 +1100

Dear birders

Speaking as an ex-Britisher, I would theorise that the reason Blackbirds are more common now in parts of Victoria in comparison with Song Thrushes is that Blackbirds are much more capable at surviving cats. We had both in our garden in London at one time, breeding, but the thrushes lost their entire broods to cats whereas the Blackbirds didn't. And from what I have heard, Song Thrushes are in decline in the UK as well.

Penny Drake-Brockman, Examination Recitals Co-ordinator, Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
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