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