Common Blackbird

Turdus merula
Turdus merula

These lovely birds, though very common, are not so easy to photograph in Hong Kong. They are a species of true thrush. Unlike their widespread Eurasian colleagues, however, these birds tend not to sing as much in Hong Kong, and in fact I don’t think I’ve ever heard the “classic” blackbird song in Hong Kong. This one I found in Kowloon Walled City Park, where it dipped down to the stream for a drink.

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