This common true thrush is known for its rich, caroling song.
Adult males are glossy black, with a bright golden-yellow beak and, during spring and summer, a yellow ring around their eyes. After breeding season, the beak starts to turn darker. Females are brown with streaky dark mottling on their paler, reddish brown breast. Juveniles look like females, but have pale spots on their upperparts; first-year males are duller black than adult, with duller yellowish bill.
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- “Common Blackbird.” Common Blackbird - Facts, Diet, Habitat & Pictures on Animalia.bio, 2018, http://animalia.bio/common-blackbird.