Blackbirds typically live alone, with males generally living in the same territory (or place) throughout their adult lives. As they like to eat snails, slugs and other invertebrates, blackbirds can help us control garden pests.
Scientific name: Turdus merula
Other names: Eurasian blackbird, manu pango
New Zealand Status: Introduced
Conservation Status: Naturalised
Where they feed: Ground and shrubs
What they eat: Invertebrates and fruit