The Blackbird is one of the most familiar of British birds, and is common to woodlands, fields and garden across UK & Ireland. The blackbird is quite at home both in the town and the country.
- All black with yellow bill & eye ring. First winter males retain dark brown wing feathers and this distinguishes them from the more mature black winged males.
- The mature female has dark-brown upper parts and underparts, and yellow-brown bill. The underparts are speckled and she usually has a pale throat.
- 24 – 27cm
- Yellow, short & thin
- Can be found in gardens, heaths, woods & hedges
- Walk, hop & perch and cantake off & land from vegetation or the ground
- Direct, strong & powerful
- Fluty, mellow song, warble & loud harsh chatter or alarm
Breeding & Feeding
- Trees & bushes
- Lay 3 - 5 eggs on average, eggs greening blue, spotted red
- Incubation Period
- 11-17 Days
- 2 - 2 between march to late June
- UK Breeding Pairs
- 4,700,000 pairs