The Blackbird is a thrush that lives in Europe, Asia and North Africa. It has also been introduced to Australia and New Zealand. Males are all black with yellow bills, while females and young are mostly brown. The Blackbird is a common backyard bird in Europe and has a melodious song. Depending on latitude, the Blackbird may be resident, partially migratory or fully migratory.
Both sexes are territorial on the breeding grounds, with distinctive threat displays, but are more gregarious during migration and in wintering areas. Pairs will stay in their territory throughout the year where the climate is sufficiently temperate.