Charles J. Sharp creator QS:P170,Q54800218, Common blackbird (Turdus merula mauretanicus) female, CC BY-SA 4.0
The adult male of the common blackbird is all black except for a yellow eye-ring and bill and has a rich, melodious song; the adult female and juvenile have mainly dark brown plumage.
It is omnivorous, eating a wide range of insects, earthworms, berries and fruits.
A winter migrant it is likely attracted to the fruiting trees in the USRC gardens and may stay throughout the winter months.