The Blackbird (Turdus merula) or Blackwing is a species of bird of the Thrush family (Turdidae). In Europe, it is one of the most widely known representatives of this family among the most famous birds ever. The body length of the blackbirds is between 24 and 27 centimeters. The males are colored black and have a yellow beak, the plumage of the females is mostly dark brown. The melodious and loudly performed Reviergesang of the males is heard in Central Europe mainly between early March and late July and can begin before dawn.