Common Blackbird - Turdus merula

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Common name: Common Blackbird

Scientific name: Turdus merula

Accession number: 169

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: 1831-1841

"The nest .. is composed of stalks of grasses, supported or strengthened by some twigs or stems of herbaceous plants, and interwoven with mosses. ..The eggs are generally five, or from four to six, pale bluish green, freckled with pale umber.."

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