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Blackbird, Manu Pango

Blackbird singing atop a flax spear, with blue sky behind.
Photo by Miraz Jordan.

So common you don't often think of photographing them: the Blackbird, Manu Pango. These from September and November 2021.

Black bird on a railing.

Length: 25 cm

Weight: 90 g

Similar species: Song thrush

A medium-sized songbird that is entirely black in adult males with a yellow bill, a yellow eye-ring around the dark eye, and long reddish-brown legs. Adult females are mostly dark brown, with light brown or grey throat, and a light brown bill; juveniles are similar but with light mottling over the body.

This item was updated on Wednesday 23 March 2022

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