The female of the species is in fact not black, it is brown as you can see from the picture on the left.
Females can easily be mistaken for thrushes but the absence of a spotted breast will indicate it is a female blackbird.
The blackbirds song is loud and tuneful and will be sung from the top of a tree or from a rooftop and can be heard from quite a distance away.
Their main feeding space is in the open on lawns or in flowerbeds. Earthworms and other invertebrates make up most of their diet but the will also eat apples and other fruit found at the base of trees when they have fallen.