A winter visitor to Cyprus and the Akamas peninsula. Some years it visits the island in large numbers while others, lesser.
It’s seen in many different habitats, but prefers forested areas, or other open areas with scattered trees and bushes. It often forms flocks, and in contrast with other thrush species is less cryptic and often sits exposed high up in trees or other obvious spots.
It feeds on fruit, earthworms, snails and insects. It’s a biggish thrush species, with light grey upperparts and white with big black spots underparts.