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|Thursday 8th February 2018, 09:03||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
The blackbirds around here in Gothenburg all have blackish legs, except the females that are lighter greyish.
But in a bird book about birds in Thailand, I found that the Common Blackbird (Turdus merula) was supposed to have yellow legs.
That must be a mistake by the artist?!
Or are this variant also seen in Sweden?!
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|Thursday 8th February 2018, 12:49||#2|
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I can find no references to the Common Blackbird having yellow legs, anywhere. However, Indian Blackbird Turdus simillimus does have, and used to be considered a subspecies of Turdus merula.
Also the Grey-winged Blackbird, Turdus boulboul which does occur in Thailand, appears to have yellow legs as a juvenile. I'm not sure if there was a past relationship between them and our Common Blackbird.
Maybe others can dig deeper for you.
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