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BLACKBIRD (Turdus merula)
Biodiversity > Birds > Land Birds

female Blackbird

Male Blackbird

The most common land bird seen around the settlement on Lord Howe Island. This species is native to Europe, and was introduced to the Island in 1944 as a biological control against insect pests. The male is black all over with a yellow eye ring; the female is brown all over, with a grey chin.

Length: 25cm 

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