Scandinavian Mountains over 2000m - Flora & Fauna

Scandinavian Mountains over 2000 metres - James Baxter

Flora & FaunaBirds › Blackbird

Turdus merula, Blackbird, Svarttrost. 25cm.

Blackbird
A familar resident found throughout the aboreal zone but not the willow scrub zone.

They nest in trees, often using an old nest as a base. The nest is made from grass and mud by the female. They eat a wide variety of insects and worms, but prefer fruit and berries when available.

Blackbirds are quite territorial. Males are black, females a warm brown. Very rarely a partly or wholly albino one is seen.