Common Blackbird - Turdus merula
Common name: Common Blackbird
Scientific name: Turdus merula
Accession number: 185
Materials: Watercolour on paper
When painted: January, 1833
Inscription on reverse: "Blackbird. Turdus Merula, on Syringa vulgris. Male and Female. The former from a specimen shot near Edinburgh, in December 1832; the latter from one shot at Cramond Bridge, 1t January, 1833. Edinburgh, 3d January, 1833."