Blackbird, (fr. merle): this is the merula vulgaris of naturalists. It is borne by several families. By the first named below it was probably chosen from the sound of the Latin name.
Azure, three blackbirds proper[and in other arms of same family with a chief dancetty sable]--MELLOR, co. Derby.
Argent, a blackbird singing perched upon a vine vert, thereon a bat or--RONAYNE, co. Waterford.
Vert, a cross raguly humetty or, on a chief of the last three blackbirds proper--BECK, Surrey: granted 1864.
Argent, on a chevron azure between three blackbirds proper, a crescent enclosed by two cinquefoils or--SLEIGH, Scotland.