Breeds September-December. Builds a cup-shaped nest of grasses bound with mud in a tree, shrub, low bush or tree hollow. Competes with native birds.
The adult male is black overall with a bright orange-yellow bill and eye-ring.
Native to Europe and Asia. Distributed throughout Victoria, Tasmania, south-eastern South Australia and southern New South Wales.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
Common Blackbirds were introduced to Australia from Europe and Asia in the 1860s.
Omnivore, feeding on invertebrates, seeds and fruit, Scratches in leaf litter, lawns and soil.
Gardens, lawns, parks, orchards, woodlands, forests and watercourses.