Turdus merula | Common Blackbird | Lon dubh
Common. Not of conservation concern.
The male has all black plumage, but with a distinctive yellow bill and eye ring. The female is dark brown with some dark speckling on its breast.
Found anywhere there are trees or shrubs. Also commonly seen in gardens and other urban environments.
Found throughout Ireland, except for upland and other treeless habitats.
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021
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Balmer, D., Gillings, S., Caffrey, B., Swann, B., Downie, I. & Fuller, R. (2013) Bird Atlas 2007-11: The breeding and wintering birds of Britain and Ireland. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford.