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A medium-sized bird with a pure black body with a bright orange-yellow bill and ring around its eye. Females are a lighter brown all over, with a slightly barred belly. Juveniles are much more plump and have more barred and streaked feathers, particularly on their fronts.

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Often seen hopping along the ground, Blackbirds can usually be found raking through the ground for worms, fruit, seeds and insects. A member of the thrush family, Blackbirds are known for their wide variety of beautiful songs and are a loud member of the 'dawn chorus', when birds begin to sing at the break of a new day.