Interesting facts: The blackbird is widespread throughout Europe. 100 years ago, it was a timid woodland bird. Today it is found in almost every garden. Blackbirds can be very trusting and let themselves be fed during afternoon tea. They love beetles and earthworms, and peck into every surface. One or other hanging basket plant also falls victim to this.
Characteristics: Males have completely black plumage, a yellow beak and yellow circles around the eyes (Figure 1); Females are dark brown with a dark speckled breast and brown beak (Figure 2); pattering or mechanically hopping on the ground
Body length: 20 to 30 cm (blackbird length)
Distribution: Every type of woodland, parks, copses, hedgerows, gardens, even in city centres