Taxonomy

Turdus merula | Common Blackbird | Lon dubh

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Common. Not of conservation concern.

Native status

Native

Species Biology

Identification

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. 

Habitat

Found anywhere there are trees or shrubs. Also commonly seen in gardens and other urban environments. 

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Irish distribution

Found throughout Ireland, except for upland and other treeless habitats.

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020

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References

Publications

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. 

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