Bird of Interest 8 – The Blackbird

The Blackbird (Turdus merula) is a ground dwelling bird with thrush-like proportions. The species is familiar.

The male has a uniformly black plumage. The legs are dark and the bill and eye-ring are yellow. The females have brown plumage that is darkest on the wings and tail. The breast is streaked.

Reference List:

  • Sterry.P., (2004) Collins Complete Guide to British Birds. Harper Collins Publishing Ltd, London.

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