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Common blackbird

TURDUS MERULA

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Common blackbird

TURDUS MERULA

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Common blackbird is a big thrus, which is a keen singer with a wide range of sounds. The song season begins early in the spring and is most active at dusk. Common blackbird is charcoal black and has an orange-yellow beak. The female, on the other hand, is brown, with light streaks on her chest and a dark beak. Common blackbirds are omnivorous and eat both worms and berries. Common blackbirds move on the ground by leaping and may be confused with the smaller-sized European starling (Sturnus vulgaris), which in turn moves on the ground while walking.

Common blackbird habitat a variety of forests, such as beach forests and lush groves. It is also found near towns and settlements in parks and gardens. The species breeds in most of Europe, the coast of North Africa and the Far East. The female lays blue-green eggs in a well-hidden nest on the ground. It winters in Western Europe and return to Finland during April-May.

The Common blackbird, which has a great singing voice, is a relatively new breed and can nest up to 3 times in the summer, so its song can still be enjoyed in July. It is good for imitating and can learn to imitate mobile ringtones and whistling, for example.

Adaptive blackbird is a common species with many breeding sites and good future prospects.

Common blackbird

TURDUS MERULA

wooddeadwoodstage of developmentkey biotopes
aspen
aspen
1-5y
grove
birch
birch
6-20y
ridge
pine
pine
21-50y
rock
spruce
spruce
51-100y
spring
other
other
stream
swamp
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