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Ring Ouzel

A species of northern Britain but seen in Dorset on migration.

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Common Name Ring Ouzel
Scientific Name Turdus torquatus
Species Group Birds Thrushes and Chats
Status Scarce
Interest Level
  • 09 - September
  • 10 - October
  • 11 - November
  • 03 - March
  • 04 - April
  • 05 - May
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A blackbird with a white bib

Identification Notes
  • A species that nests in the north of the British Isles and so only seen here during migration times
  • Closely related to the familiar blackbird and is much the same size although perhaps little slimmer
  • Close up it can be seen to be less densely black than the blackbird with lighter shades in the feathers 
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Birds Thrushes and Chats