the old Thrush

Thrushes are large songbirds. Nearly as intelligent and gifted as ravens, they were among Radagast the Brown's principal messengers and scouts. They were also long-time friends of wise Men in many regions, but especially in Erebor and the Dale. Dwarves admired them, but could not communicate with them because the Thrushes spoke too quickly and in too high pitched voices (one would imagine that Ents would have similar problems). The thrush language (Throsel-tunge) could, however, be learned by Men and Elves who cared enough to make a study of such things. Thrushes are very keen eyed and have a strong streak of curiosity in them, so they made excellent scouts.


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