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    My atlas says it is a juvenile blackbird. They do not get their proper colours until second year, so this one is probably from last year’s brood.
    Juvenile birds are sometimes tricky to identify. A friend of mine works at a museum as a biologist, and he was once brought a bird for taxidermy (it was killed by a window). He was unable to identify the bird properly until an ornitologist told him that it is one year old starling -- those look quite different from adults too.

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