Blackbird - Bird of the Year 2008/09

WSRS members have been recording the song of our familar garden visitor, the blackbird, Turdus merula. The Blackbird has a rich and varied song. Blackbirds hone their singing skills, learning some of the song from neighbouring birds, and as a result some regional variations in song are to be expected. This page summarises some of this work and some sample recordings from various regions.

Blackbird, Turdus merula

This project is due to start in Spring 2009, view the map of blackbirds and their songs.

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