Bird Guide: Blackbird

Blackbird

About


Males are almost completely black with the exception of a yellow bill and ring around their eye. Despite their name females are actually predominantly brownie-red in colour.

About

Locations

Populations are distributed throughout most of the UK

Habitat

Woodland, gardens and parks

Play Sound

Breeding


Can lay unto five broods of 3-4 eggs between March and September. Nests are usually formed of grass and twigs and located in the fork of a tree or bush. Eggs are green/blue in colour with red blotches. The incubation period usually lasts between 13 and 14 days.

Breeding

Size

Wingspan:
36 cm

Length:
24 cm

Diet

Mainly insects fruits and berries

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