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Blackbird

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They are the namesakes of a Beatles song, but Blackbirds have a wonderful song of their own. Like Nightingales, it is the male Blackbird that sings. They are all black except for orange rings around the eyes. They only sing in warm climates and the oldest recorded Blackbird lived for 20 years. They are the national bird of Sweden.

  1. 1. How long did the oldest blackbird live?
    1. a. 15 years
    2. b. 10 years
    3. c. 20 years
  2. 2. What gender blackbird sings?
    1. a. Both
    2. b. Male
    3. c. Female
  3. 3. Who wrote a song about Blackbirds?
    1. a. The Beatles
    2. b. Pearl Jam
    3. c. Green Day