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A Blackbird on a snowy day
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Image details:  
Image Description: A Blackbird on a snowy day
Image notes: A male in full breeding plummage duriung April.
Species in Image: Blackbird
Date: 1985
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc01844

General details:  
Common Name Blackbird
Latin Name Turdus merula
Latin Group Name Passeriformes
Latin Family Name Turdidae
Common Family Name Chats and Thrushes
Description Common breeding resident. It is only since the 1870s that they have colonised Shetland. On some of the outer islands such as Out Skerries, breeding was first recorded about 1950.
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