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Abnormal Blackbird

Observed: 23rd April 2013 By: Adam ReidAdam Reid’s reputation in Birds
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Description:

Female blackbird with white tail feather

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Blackbird (Turdus merula) interacts

Comments

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white tailed blackbird

I have a regular blackbird with a white tail feather too!Wonder if they are related?

Ian

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white tailed blackbird

Undoubtedly Ian! Must be some recessive gene, and you're only 160 miles away. BTO are doing a survey on this kind of thing- very interesting!

http://www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/gbw/gardens-wildlife/garden-birds/b...

Thanks