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The males live up to their name but, confusingly, females are brown often with spots and streaks on their breasts. The bright orange-yellow beak and eye-ring make adult male blackbirds one of the most striking garden birds. One of the most common UK birds, its mellow song is also a favourite.
What they eat:
Blackbird food consists of a variety of insects and worms, but they also eat berries and fruit when in season
- UK breeding:
- 5,100,000 pairs
- UK wintering:
- 10-15 million birds
This bird species has different identifying features depending on sex/age/season.