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Volume 13 | Number 1 | May 2024 v13i1.327 volume 13 number 1low


Volume 13 | Number 1 | May 2024
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ISSN: 1800-427X (printed)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Submitted date: 27 June 2023
Accepted date: 30 April 2024
Published date: 30 May 2024
Pp. 34.

A blackbird (Turdus simillimus) predates on a Polypedates frog in Sri Lanka

D.M.D.S.M. Dissanayaka, D.E.N. Mandawala* D.M.T.M.K. Dissanayaka
*Corresponding author. E-mail: nipunika001@gmail.com

The Indian blackbird (Turdus simillimus) is the only all-black thrush found in Sri Lanka with a reddish-orange beak, feet, and eye rings and both sexes are almost identical in appearance. The feeding ecology of the blackbird is described as omnivorous with primarily animal prey, feeding on a wide range of invertebrates such as insects, spiders, snails, and earthworms. They also feed on seeds, berries, and ripened fruits when in season.

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