turdus merula


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ousel \Ou"sel\ ([oo^]"z'l), n. [OE. osel, AS. [=o]sle; akin to
   G. amsel, OHG. amsala, and perh. to L. merula blackbird. Cf.
   Merle, Amsel.] (Zool.)
   One of several species of European thrushes, especially the
   blackbird (Merula merula, or Turdus merula), and the
   mountain or ring ousel (Turdus torquatus). [Written also
   ouzel.]
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   Rock ousel (Zool.), the ring ousel.

   Water ousel (Zool.), the European dipper ({Cinclus
      aquaticus}), and the American dipper ({Cinclus
      Mexicanus}).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Blackbird \Black"bird\ (bl[a^]k"b[~e]rd), n. (Zool.)
   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 Agel[ae]us ph[oe]niceus, or red-winged
   blackbird; the cowbird; the rusty grackle, etc. See
   Redwing.
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