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Common Blackbird (Juvenile)

Turdus merula

Description:

The Common Blackbird (Turdus merula) is a species of true thrush. It is also called Eurasian Blackbird (especially in North America, to distinguish it from the unrelated New World blackbirds),[2] or simply Blackbird, where this does not lead to confusion with a similar-looking local species. It breeds in Europe, Asia, and North Africa, and has been introduced to Australia and New Zealand. It has a number of subspecies across its large range; a few of the Asian subspecies are sometimes considered to be full species. Depending on latitude, the Common Blackbird may be resident, partially migratory or fully migratory.

Habitat:

Woodland and forest, coniferous, mixed or deciduous, hedgerows and roadsides, parks and gardens and a range of scrub habitats. Occurs from sea-level up to more than 1500m.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Liam
Liam 9 years ago
Common Blackbird (juvenile)
Turdus merula Common Blackbird


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1 Comment

AnnaWhipkey
AnnaWhipkey 9 years ago

since I think it resembles the American robin I'm guessing Turdus sp.

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Spotted on Jun 26, 2012
Submitted on Jun 26, 2012

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