Scientific name: Turdus iliacus
Size: Approx 22cm
Distribution: Found in most parts of the UK
Months seen: October to April
Life span: Around 2 years
Habitat: Woodlands, fields, parks and sometimes gardens
Food: Worms, snails and berries
Special features: Although there are a few resident, breeding Redwings majority of these birds are winter visitors to the UK, arriving from Scandinavia and Iceland.
Redwings are members of the thrush family. They're similar to our native thrushes but slightly smaller. The almost white breast is marked with brown streaks, and there is a creamy-white stripe above the eye. There are orange-brown coloured patches of feathers on its flanks, which is where Redwings get their name.
Although redwings are normally seen in open country, they will sometimes visit gardens for food.