In England, a species of thrush (Turdus merula), a singing bird with a fin note; the merle. In America the name is given to several birds, as the Quiscalus versicolor, or crow blackbird; the Agelæus phœniceus, or red-winged blackbird; the cowbird; the rusty grackle, etc. See Redwing.
any bird of the family Icteridae whose male is black or predominantly black
common black European thrush
a bird of a single species (Turdus merula), of which the female is in fact brown, but black bird suggests a bird of a particular colour
The Blackbird or Common Blackbird (Turdus merula) is a European member of the thrush family Turdidae.
"Blackbird" is a Beatles song from double-disc album The Beatles (also known as The White Album). It was written by Paul McCartney, and is played by Paul Mc Cartney on a Martin D 28 acoustic guitar and features recordings of a blackbird singing. The tapping sound on the track, which some people think is a metronome, is McCartney tapping his feet on the hard studio floor.