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Blackbird - Turdus merula

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The Blackbird is a common resident, often frequenting golf courses and the lawns in large gardens and residential estates. Females in the Algarve are a noticeably darker, blackish brown than Northern European birds and the bill is a more intense yellow.

Blackbird 1

Juvenile

 

Blackbird 2

Adult male, Sagres

 

Blackbird 3

Adult female, Sagres

 

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