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Common Black Bird (male juvenile)

Turdus merula

Description:

The juvenile is similar to the female, but has pale spots on the upperparts, and the very young juvenile also has a speckled breast. Young birds vary in the shade of brown, with darker birds presumably males. The first year male resembles the adult male, but has a dark bill and weaker eye ring, and its folded wing is brown, rather than black like the body plumage (description taken from wikipedia)

Habitat:

I've been seeing this young blackbird regularly hanging around my front yard over the last few weeks. It's starting to get the black feathers of the adult now.

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JamesPriest2
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JamesPriest2

Saint Marys, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Nov 24, 2020
Submitted on Nov 24, 2020

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