Blackbirds

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Blackbird

(Science: zoology) in England, a species of thrush (turdus merula), a singing bird with a fin note; the merle. In America the name is given to several birds, as the Quiscalus versicolour, or crow blackbird; the Agelaeus phoeniceus, or red-winged blackbird; the cowbird; the rusty grackle, etc. See redwing.