Eurasian Blackbird
Turdus merula

f8 @ 1/400s, ISO:1000, Nikon D300 w 300mm and 1.4X tele-extender


"Common Blackbird," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The common blackbird is a species of true thrush. It is also called Eurasian blackbird (especially in North America, to distinguish it from the unrelated New World blackbirds), or simply blackbird where this does not lead to confusion with a similar-looking local species. It breeds in Europe, Asia, and North Africa, and has been introduced to Australia (where it is considered a pest) and New Zealand. It has a number of subspecies across its large range; a few of the Asian subspecies are sometimes considered to be full species. Depending on latitude, the common blackbird may be resident, partially migratory or fully migratory.
The New Forest, United Kingdom
 
03/06/2010