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Eurasian Blackbird (male)

Turdus merula merula


This beautiful male has "glossy black plumage, blackish-brown legs, a yellow eye-ring and an orange-yellow bill." (Wiki) The Eurasian Blackbird is an introduced and now naturalised species. Check out the female in this spotting:


Chilling on the branch of this tree on the edge of the drop down to the creek 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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