The Blackbird

One of the most common UK birds

RSPB BlackbirdThe 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 commonest UK birds, its mellow song is also a favourite.

Latin name

Turdus merula


Chats and thrushes (Turdidae)

Where to see them

Found everywhere in gardens and countryside and from coasts to hills, although not on the highest peaks.

When to see them

All year round.

What they eat

Insects, worms and berries.

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