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Common blackbird

Turdus merula

Description:

The common blackbird (Turdus merula) is a species of true thrush. It is also called Eurasian blackbird or simply blackbird where this does not lead to confusion with a similar-looking local species. It breeds in Europe, Asia, and North Africa. The male of the nominate subspecies, which is found throughout most of Europe, is all black except for a yellow eye-ring and bill and has a rich, melodious song; the adult female and juvenile have mainly dark brown plumage.

Habitat:

Common over most of its range in woodland, the common blackbird has a preference for deciduous trees with dense undergrowth. However, gardens provide the best breeding habitat with up to 7.3 pairs per hectare (nearly three pairs per acre), with woodland typically holding about a tenth of that density, and open and very built-up habitats even less.

Notes:

Photos taken @ Bikodze, Bosnia & Herzegovina.

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Dijana Serhatlic
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Dijana Serhatlic

Federacija Bosne i Hercegovine, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Spotted on Jun 16, 2018
Submitted on Nov 22, 2018

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