Song Thrush or Immature Blackbird?

To: "Joy Tansey" <>, "L&L Knight" <>, "Birding Aus" <>
Subject: Song Thrush or Immature Blackbird?
From: "Peter Shute" <>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 09:20:49 +1000
I saw a Bassian Thrush on a BOCA outing in the Botanic Gardens a couple
of weeks ago.  So they are around, and if it looked like a Bassian then
it could be a Bassian, although I have no idea how common they are
outside the gardens.  Not very common in them, much less common outside
them, I would guess.

Peter Shute

 wrote on Monday, 9 July 2007 7:26 PM:

> If it looked like a Bassian it was a Song Thrush. They do like to
> fossick in gardens and on lawns and are known to follow gardeners
> around looking for easy pickings. Immature blackbirds are still much
> darker in colour, more like a female,  than the buffish white with
> distinct arrowhead streaks underneath of the Song Thrush.

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