European blackbird


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  • noun

Synonyms for European blackbird

common black European thrush

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x/abstract) A study published in the journal Oikos last November found that once European blackbirds emigrated from forest to city, they were reluctant to migrate further in the winter, preferring instead to stick around.
In fact, this method was applied a few years ago to pheasants (Phasianus colchicus) in the United Kingdom (2) and to European blackbirds (Turdus merula) in Switzerland (3) to investigate their respective reservoir competence.
Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Radolfzell, Germany, recently investigated how light conditions in urban areas at night affect European blackbirds (Turdus merula).
Moreover, European blackbirds, which have been shown to transmit spirochetes to xenodiagnostic larval ticks (7), are dismissed as transmission hosts on the basis of earlier negative transmission results from Matuschka (8), which came from two birds and pre-dated knowledge of the genetic diversity and apparent host specificity of B.
Numerous larval Ixodes ricinus ticks feed on European blackbirds in nature, and larval ticks attach readily and repeatedly to such birds in the laboratory (7,8).
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