Scientific name: Turdus viscivorus
The mistle thrush likely got its name from its love of Mistletoe - it will defend a berry-laden tree with extreme ferocity! It is larger and paler than the similar song thrush, standing upright and bold.
Average lifespan: 3 years
Classified in the UK as Red under the Birds of Conservation Concern 4: the Red List for Birds (2015).