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blackbird

Observed: 5th December 2012 By: john4352john4352’s reputation in Birdsjohn4352’s reputation in Birdsjohn4352’s reputation in Birdsjohn4352’s reputation in Birds
blackbird
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Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Blackbird (Turdus merula) interacts

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Female

Female, rather than male.

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blackbird

I would have thought yellow eye ring and yellow beak made it likely to be male,or is this variable?

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Brown

Females do have a yellow beak, albeit paler than males, often. Just look at the brown colour, though...males are black.

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