COMMON BLACKBIRD

COMMON BLACKBIRD (Turdus merula) (See images below)
The Common Blackbird (also called the Eurasian Blackbird) is part of the thrush family. It has been introduced to New Zealand. It has an omnivorous diet. It is almost twelve inches long and has an orange bill.

More information on the common blackbird can be found here.

Common blackbird silhouette. Brooklands Park, New Plymouth, North Island, New Zealand.
Common blackbird silhouette. Brooklands Park, New Plymouth, North Island, New Zealand.
Male and female common blackbirds. Mona Vale Garden, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand.
Male and female common blackbirds. Mona Vale Garden, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand.

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