- a common European thrush (Turdus merula)
- any of various passerine birds (family Icteridae) of the New World, the males having almost entirely black plumage, as the red-winged blackbird or the grackle
- Any of various New World birds of the family Icteridae, such as the grackle or red-winged blackbird, the male of which has black or predominantly black plumage.
- A Eurasian and African songbird (Turdus merula), the male of which is black with a yellow bill. Also called merle 1. Also called ouzel .
- The notes of the blackbird are rich and full, but monotonous as compared with those of the song-thrush.
- Of birds some species of parrakeet, the "mandarin" blackbird, and the woodcock are not found in the rest of Indo-China.
- Oriole, the yellow-headed blackbird and McCown's longspur are characteristic of the open lowlands.
- BLACKBIRD (Turdus merula), the name commonly given to a well-known British bird of the Turdidae family, for which the ancient name was ousel, Anglo-Saxon Osle, equivalent of the German Amsel, a form of the word found in several old English books.
- It is rarer and more local than the common blackbird, and occurs in England only as a temporary spring and autumn visitor.