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Blackie, Merl(e), Lintoo
An adult male
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Faimily: Turdidae
Genus: Turdus
Binomial name
Turdus merula
Linnaeus, 1758
Approximate scowth gien in grey
Turdus merula merula

The blackie (Turdus merula), is ae passerine in the throstle faimly Turdidae.[2] It is whiles kent as “merl(e)” or “lintoo”. It haes muckle scowth aa athort Europe, Aisie, a North Africae an wis brocht intae Austrailie and New Zealand. It haes a hantle o subspecies. Gin the blackie is ayebidin, pairt-vaigin, or fu-vaigin is lippent tae the latitude it bides at.

Effeir[eedit | eedit soorce]

The adult male is bleck, wi a yellae/orange neb. The young an females are broun, an mair dernt nor the males. Blackies are fouthie and aft-fand in gairdens aa ower Europe and Aisie, South of the Arctic Circle. Blackies, for common, live tae be 2.4 year auld, but some hae been kent tae mak 20 year or mair.[3]

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  1. BirdLife International (2004). Turdus merula. 2006. IUCN Red Leet o Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 2007-12-06. Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern
  2. "Scottish National Dictionary (1700–) BLACKIE, n.1". dsl.ac.uk. Dictionar o the Scots Leid. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  3. "British Garden Birds - Life Expectancy". garden-birds.co.uk. Retrieved 31 August 2020.