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Emily Dickinson

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Swedish Taltrast or Song Thrush

The Swedish Taltrast forages for worms in Örebro, Sweden.  Photo taken 5/15/14 by J.J. Meyer
I wanted to include another bird sighting from our trip to Sweden.  The Song Thrush, or Taltrast in Swedish, was a common sight in parks, woodlands and farmlands. Its size and behavior reminded me of our American Robin, which is also part of the thrush family. 

The photo above was taken in the beautiful Örebro city garden near the Wadköping open-air museum located along the bank of the River Svartån. The Taltrast hopped along the grass searching for worms and insects, which it fed to its young that hid in the nearby brush.

The Taltrast or Song Thrush, breeds across much of Eurasia. It has brown upperparts and black-spotted cream or buff underparts. It has three recognized subspecies. 

Happy Birding!

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