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Eurasian Blackbird (female)

Turdus merula merula


Though called a blackbird, the females are "sooty-brown with a dull yellowish-brownish bill, a brownish-white throat and some weak mottling on the breast." (Wiki) The Eurasian Blackbird is an introduced and now naturalised species. Check out the male in this spotting:


Cruising around amongst the plants and trees in the Botanic Gardens.


A great story from a couple of years ago:

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand

Spotted on Sep 24, 2021
Submitted on Oct 9, 2021

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