Blackbird (Turdus merula)

  • Rodzina: Pozostałe Other
  • Gdzie widziałeś: Las Forest
  • Gdzie widziałeś: Polana Glade, meadow
  • Gdzie widziałeś: Wieś Village
  • Rozmiar: Większy od wróbla do wielkości kosa larger than the sparrow to the size of the blackbird
  • Black
  • Brown
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Body length: 25-27 cm
Body mass: 80-140 g
Male: all-black with a yellow bill
Female: brown, with slightly paler streaking of breast
Juveniles: brown or rusty-coloured, with spots above and dark bars or spots below.

The commonest thrush, and a frequent inhabitant of parks and gardens, as well as wet woodland. Nests in bushes, on the ground or in a tree. Stick nest, moss- or grass-lined, also at times featuring string, wire, foil and paper. Once breeding over, females abandon males (which take over care of nestlings), seeking out further males. There are two broods a year. Diet comprises worms, insects and small fruits. Copes with urban conditions. Sings more at dawn and in evening than during day. Mainly resident.


Descriptions drawing on content of Ptaki Polski (“Birds of Poland”) - a book authored by Andrzej G. Kruszewicz, and published by MULTICO Oficyna Wydawnicza Sp. z o.o.

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