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Indian Blackbird

The Indian Blackbird (Turdus simillimus) is a member of the thrush family Turdidae. It was formerly considered a subspecies of the Common Blackbird. It is found in India and Sri Lanka. The subspecies from most of the Indian subcontinent, simillimus, nigropileus, bourdilloni, spencei, and kinnissi, are small, only 19–20 centimetres (7.5–8 in) long, and have broad eye-rings. They also differ in proportions, wing formula, egg colour and voice from the Common Blackbird.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collar, N. J. (2005). Indian Blackbird (Turdus simillimus). p. 646 in: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., & Christie, D. A. eds. (2005) Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 10. Cuckoo-shrikes to Thrushes. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. ISBN 84-87334-72-5
  2. ^ Rasmussen, P. C., & J. C. Anderton (2005). Birds of South Asia. The Ripley Guide. Volume 2. Smithsonian Institution and Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. p. 364. ISBN 84-87334-67-9. 
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