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Common Blackbird
Turdus merula

Normally found through Europe and Asia, the Common Blackbird was introduced to Australia in the 1850s, spreading out from Melbourne and Adelaide to reach Sydney and Tasmania. As with birds in their natural habitat, they forage noisily in the undergrowth for invertebrates and is also common in gardens and parks. The male is black with an orange bill and eye-ring, while the female is brown with spots on the breast. 25-28 cm.

Common Blackbird

1: Laratinga Wetlands, Mt Barker, SA, 26/01/2012.