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Red-winged Blackbird

Agelaius phoeniceus

Description:

From wikipedia: The common name for the Red-winged Blackbird is taken from the mainly black adult male's distinctive red shoulder patches, or "epaulets", which are visible when the bird is flying or displaying. At rest, the male also shows a pale yellow wingbar. The female is blackish-brown and paler below. The female is smaller than the male.

Habitat:

Found while exploring the Fred C. Babcock/Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area in SW Florida. Babcock/Webb is among the last undeveloped expanses of hydric (wet) pine flatwoods in southwest Florida.

Notes:

Not the best day to be exploring and taking pictures as tropical storm Debby made for a dreary, rainy day.

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Punta Gorda, Florida, USA

Lat: 26.88, Long: -81.94

Spotted on Jun 24, 2012
Submitted on Jun 25, 2012

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