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sashh Fri 19-Apr-13 05:52:16

Female Blackbirds are brown. Should the species be renamed as something else as clearly the male Blackbird has a sense of entitlement that assumes his mate will take his name.

Or are there better things to do and I'm just going slightly mad because it's not quite 6am and I have not had enough coffee.

Shakey1500 Fri 19-Apr-13 06:27:47

The latter grin

GoblinGranny Fri 19-Apr-13 07:28:05

You could call them by their Latin name Turdus merula?
Or by the dialect word colly, probably linked to coal-dust, and coal can be all shades of brown and black.
Or you could have a large mug of coffee and think about it. smile

UptoapointLordCopper Fri 19-Apr-13 08:35:48

Funnily enough I was just thinking about that yesterday morning walking the kids to school. grin

Trillz Fri 19-Apr-13 08:37:00

You'd not get far calling them brownbirds.

Trillz Fri 19-Apr-13 08:37:25

Turdus?

I don't think the female blackbirds would find that flattering grin

rubyrubyruby Fri 19-Apr-13 08:41:07

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TeiTetua Fri 19-Apr-13 12:10:12

About that coffee--will it also be black, in solidarity?

GoblinGranny Fri 19-Apr-13 16:06:40

You do realise that black coffee is actually dark brown TeiTetua ? grin

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