There are more than 60 species, characterized by rounded heads, longish pointed wings, and usually melodious songs. The mistle thrush is the largest thrush native to Europe.
The male mistle thrush has a loud melodious song with fluted whistles, sounding like chewee-trewuu ... trureetruuruu or similar, repeated three to six times, and used to advertise his territory, attract a mate and maintain the pair bond.