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Thrush

A thrush racking snails at the Lonely Mountain in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012).

A thrush is a small to medium sized slender bird known for its harmonious song.

HistoryEdit

The thrush is said to have belonged to an ancient breed known by Thorin's ancestors. The Men of Dale were able to understand the language of the bird, and they served the men as messengers. Bilbo is skeptical that any of the Lakemen still speak the thrush language, but is proven wrong when the bird tells Bard the Bowman of Smaug's only weak spot, thus enabling Bard to kill the Dragon. The thrush in The Hobbit is slightly bigger than a normal thrush.

It plays an important role in the termination of Smaug in The Hobbit. It is first referred to when Elrond translates the moon letters written on Thrór's Map.[1] It appears again much later when Thorin and Company first arrive at the back door of the Lonely Mountain.[2], and again when it tells Bard of Smaug's weakness.[3]

Portrayal in adaptationsEdit

A thrush appears at the end of the film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, flying towards the Lonely Mountain. It begins tapping a snail shell against the side of the mountain and the echoing of the tapping is heard all the way into the treasure room, causing Smaug to awaken.

The thrush is seen again outside of the Lonely Mountain in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug during the secret passages opening.

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Lysters
Albanian Mëllenjë
Arabic سمنة
Armenian Կեռնեխ
Azerbaijani Qaratoyuqlar
Bashkir Барҡылдаҡтар
Basque Turdidae
Belarusian Cyrillic дразды
Bengali থ্রাস
Bosnian Drozd
Breton Turdidae
Bulgarian Cyrillic Млечница
Catalan Túrdid
Cebuano Turdidae
Chinese 鸫科
Chuvash Сĕлхе йышшисем
Croatian Drozd
Czech Drozdovití
Danish Drosler
Dutch Lijsters
Esperanto Turdedoj
Estonian Rästaslased
Faroese Trøstur
Finnish Rastas
French Turdidae
Galician Túrdidos
Georgian შაშვისებრნი
German Drossel
Greek Τσίχλα
Gujarati થ્રશ
Hebrew קיכליים
Hindi छाले
Hungarian Rigófélék
Icelandic Þrestir
Ido Turdo
Irish Gaelic Smólach
Italian Turdidae
Japanese ツグミ科
Kabardian Бзугъуабжэ лъэпкъыр
Kazakh Сайрақ тұқымдасы (Cyrillic) Sayraq tuqımdası (Latin)
Korean 개똥지빠귀과
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Таркылдак сымалдуулар
Latin Turdidae
Latvian Strazds
Lithuanian Strazdiniai
Macedonian Cyrillic Дрза
Marathi झटकून टाका
Northern Frisian Trooseln
Norwegian Troster
Persian توکایان
Polish Drozdowate
Portuguese Turdidae
Romanian Turdidae
Russian Дроздовые
Scots Throstle
Serbian Дрозд (Cyrillic) Drozd (Latin)
Slovak Drozd
Slovenian Drozgi
South Azerbaijani قاراتویوقلار
Spanish Turdidae
Swahili Mkesha
Swedish Trast
Tajik Cyrillic Дуҷиҳо
Tamil பாடும் பறவை
Telugu త్రష్
Thai วงศ์นกเดินดง
Turkish Karatavukgiller
Ukrainian Cyrillic Дроздові
Uzbek Чақшақлар (Cyrillic) Shaqshaqlar (Latin)
Vietnamese Họ Hoét
Western Frisian Lysterfûgels
Yiddish טרוש

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Hobbit, Chapter III: "A Short Rest"
  2. The Hobbit, Chapter XI: "On the Doorstep"
  3. The Hobbit, Chapter XIV: "Fire and Water"