Turdus-merula, Common Blackbird

Written by on November 19, 2010 in Bali Bird with 0 Comments

Birds of Bali Seldom Seen

Turdus-merula, Common Blackbird

Turdus-merula, Common BlackbirdAdult male blackbirds are, as the name suggests, totally black; they have a bright golden-yellow bill and a neat yellow ring around the eye during spring and summer . Towards the end of summer the bill starts to darken . Females are brown in colour, with dark, streaky mottling on the paler, rufous breast. Juveniles resemble females, but they have pale spots on the upperparts . A range of vocalisations is produced, including a loud ‘pli-pli-pli’ alarm call, and the fluty, melodious song

 

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