Blackbird or Thrush ?
We have a young bird (one of many) in our garden, that is clearly one of the daughters of a male blackbird. The adult male blackbird is what my wife calls 'scruffy' having feathers that look like it has been passed through a hedge backwards and with many none black / near white feathers. The male parent associates closely with its offspring and as well as showing the youngster were to find food and how to feed it occasionally feeds it himself. The young bird looks more like a thrush than a blackbird, with strong thrush like colouration to the chest and upper body but with a black tail - actually quite startling and beautiful.
Query: Do blackbirds and thrushes interbreed ? Could this be a cross ?