Uncommon to locally common in variety of wooded habitats, parks, and moorland with hedges and taller trees. Often feeds on larger lawns and grassy verges, often well away from cover. Rather large thrush, gray-brown above and whitish below with rather rounded dark spots; tail has small white corners, lacking in appreciably smaller Song Thrush. In flight looks rather pale and grayish overall, vs. dark brownish Song Thrush. Song similar to Eurasian Blackbird, very unlike Song Thrush. Dry rattle calls are distinctive.