Common or European Blackbird

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Subject: Common or European Blackbird
From: "Max O'Sullivan" <>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2000 13:11:36 +1000
I have read frequent postings of the move south of the Common Myna but very little about the reverse movement of the Common Blackbird.
Two years ago, I was surprised and shocked to find them in Tamworth (NSW) and a visit there last weekend produced numbers of them in gardens both in Tamworth and Barraba.
I have also heard they are now in Toowoomba. Is this true? And do they pose as big a threat to native species as the Myna?
They certainly seem to only settle in towns and I have never seen them in anything but gardens over the years. So they don't seem to displacing any native species. Any comments?
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