Song thrushes are often welcome visitors, as they help keep snail pests under control in our gardens. This species, which was introduced to New Zealand in the 1860s, has rapidly declined in its native British range over the last 50 years.
Scientific name: Turdus philomelos
Other names: Thrush
New Zealand Status: Introduced
Conservation Status: Naturalised
Where they feed: Ground, shrubs and trees.
What they eat: Invertebrates and fruit