turdus torquatus

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Ring Ouzel (Turdus torquatus) >>by Agustín Povedano

Ring Ouzel (Turdus torquatus)

…a species of thrush (Turdidae) which breeds in the higher regions of western and central Europe, and winters in the Mediterranean region.Like other thrushes ring ouzels are territorial and are typically seen in pairs. Ring ouzels are omnivorous, feeding on a wide range of insects, earthworms, small vertebrates, and berries. 

Classification

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Image: Andreas Trepte

October 31, 2016 - Ring Ouzel (Turdus torquatus)

These thrushes are found in parts of northern and southern Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. They eat invertebrates, including earthworms, beetles, and flies, as well as seeds and fruits. Breeding in mountainous areas, they build cup-shaped nests in vegetation or on the ground, feeding mostly worms and beetles to their chicks.