Bird watch in an area of 10m x 10m of New Zealand native bush at Riccarton Bush, Christchurch.
Bird watch in a 10x10m area of mainly native plants.
today, he left his nest for the first time
The Common Blackbird (Turdus merula) 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...