Common Blackbird | Turdus Merula

Congratulations! You found clue number three - The Blackbird. They like to poke around in the leaves and bark at the base of trees, searching for grubs and insects to eat

Key information
The males live up to their name but, confusingly, females are brown often with spots and streaks on their breasts. The bright orange-yellow beak and eye-ring make adult male blackbirds one of the most striking garden birds. One of the most common UK birds, its mellow song is also a favourite.

What they eat:
Blackbird food consists of a variety of insects and worms, but they also eat berries and fruit when in season

Length:    24-25cm
Wingspan:    34-38.5cm
Weight:    80-100gPopulation: 
UK breeding:    5,100,000 pairs
UK wintering:    10-15 million birds
Identifying features:
This bird species has different identifying features depending on sex/age/season.

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