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Bird - Blackbird [F]

Observed: 8th November 2012 By: ranon.2011ranon.2011’s reputation in Birdsranon.2011’s reputation in Birdsranon.2011’s reputation in Birdsranon.2011’s reputation in Birdsranon.2011’s reputation in Birds
08,11,2012 Bird - Blackbird [F]
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Blackbird (Turdus merula) interacts

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Young

A young bird, born this year, showing several pale-tipped juvenile greater coverts still, on the wing.

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Thank you Ian, I have put it

Thank you Ian, I have put it in my database as a juvenile female; would this be correct?

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Juv female

It still has some retained juvenile feathers, but I would call it an immature or first-winter female. It will still have those same feathers next summer, but will be too old then to be called a juvenile: The same applies now, really. Juvenile is usually used only of a bird fully in that spotty juvenile plumage.

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OK Ian, Thank you

OK Ian, Thank you