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The juniper thrush is a bird species from the thrush family. This large thrush species populates the central and north-eastern Palaearctic from Scotland and central France to the east as far as Amur in Siberia. It inhabits semi-open landscapes, in Central Europe mainly forest edges and groups of trees with adjacent wet grassland. In the last 200 years or so, the species has extended its territory strongly westwards and is now a moderately common breeding bird in eastern Central Europe. The juniper thrush is predominantly a short-distance migrant and spends the winter mainly in central and south-western Europe and in the Mediterranean region.