|Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula
(aka Common Blackbird)
The Male Eurasian Blackbird is unmistakable with his all black plumage and his yellow bill and eye-ring.
It is found throughout Europe, in north Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.
|Essentially a woodland bird, it has adapted very successfully to farmland and gardens.
The female, seen in photos 3 and 4, is grey-brown with a brownish-white throat and speckled breast. The bill is dark.
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