Reportedly declining in some countries this is still a common bird in Ireland. It is not as common as the Blackbird but is more distinctive in appearance and, to my atonal ear at least, its song is nicer than the more polished one of the Blackbird. Perhaps this is why this species appears more frequently in Irish folkloric and musical traditions as well as in placenames.
Albania,Algeria,Andorra,Armenia,Australia,Austria,Azerbaijan,Bahrain,Belarus,Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina,Bulgaria,Central African Republic,Chad,China,Croatia,Cyprus,Czech Republic,Denmark,Djibouti, Egypt,Equatorial Guinea,Eritrea,Estonia,Ethiopia,Finland,France,Georgia,Germany,Gibraltar, Great Britain,Greece,Hungary,India - mainland,Iran,Iraq,Ireland,Israel,Italy,Japan, Jordan,Kazakhstan,Kuwait,Kyrgyzstan,Latvia,Lebanon,Libya,Liechtenstein,Lithuania,Luxembourg, Macedonia,Mali,Malta,Mauritania,Moldova,Monaco,Mongolia,Morocco,Netherlands,New Zealand, Norway,Oman,Pakistan,Palestine,Poland,Portugal,Qatar,Romania,Russia,San Marino, Saudi Arabia,Senegal,Serbia and Montenegro,Slovakia,Slovenia,Spain,Sudan,Sweden,Switzerland,Syria, Tajikistan,Tunisia,Turkey,Turkmenistan,Ukraine,United Arab Emirates,Uzbekistan,Yemen,
IOU 7.1 Subspecies
Outer Hebrides, I. of Skye, w Scotland and w Ireland
Europe (except w), n Turkey, the Caucasus and n Iran