BRINKMAN C (2021) Song Thrush Turdus philomelos eating a Common Frog Rana temporaria. LIMOSA 94 (4): 174-176.
On February 10, 2021, Jacob Garvelink observed a Song
Thrush preying on a Common Frog in the dune reserve
Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen near the town of
Zandvoort. The thrush struggled, but eventually swallowed
the frog whole. How the thrush got hold of the frog is
unknown. Due to a thick snow cover during this period, birds
probably struggled to collect enough food and a lethargic
frog possibly offered little resistance. Although Song
Thrushes are known to be opportunistic feeders, this is only
the second time predation of a Song Thrush on a Common
Frog was observed.
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