Turdus merula. A male blackbird. Done based on many studies and photos. I just love when blackbirds are all busy looking for food and when you interrupt them they just stare at you for a split second before they flee.
So here’s the blackbird skull that fell apart (mostly) back together! There’s still little bits missing here and there, but I don’t think it’s come out too bad overall, and I’ve learnt a lot from it. :)
March 16, 2015 - Common Blackbird or Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Found in a variety of habitats across Europe, Asia, and North Africa, Common Blackbirds have also been introduced to New Zealand and Australia. There are many subspecies throughout their range and some populations migrate, while others are sedentary. They eat a variety of invertebrates and some small vertebrates, as well as seeds and fruits, foraging mostly on the ground. Pairs are monogamous and females use dried grasses and mud to build cup-shaped nests in trees and bushes.