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Red-winged blackbird, male

Agelaius phoeniceus

Description:

Glossy-black males have scarlet-and-yellow shoulder patches they can puff up or hide depending on how confident they feel. Females are a subdued, streaky brown, almost like a large, dark sparrow.

Habitat:

North Amin fresh and saltwater marshes, along watercourses, water hazards on golf courses, and wet roadsides, as well as drier meadows and old fields. In winter, you can find them at crop fields, feedlots, and pastureserica,


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4 Comments

Maria dB
Maria dB 2 years ago

Thanks!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 2 years ago

Beautiful,

RiverValleyRunner
RiverValleyRunner 2 years ago

I really love the firey colors on his wings!

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

Nopay,this one has yellow in it too. So this is a great spotting!! I have not seen one yet!! We have so many beautiful red winged ones here. Lucky you!!

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Lat: 35.92, Long: -79.04

Spotted on Jan 14, 2012
Submitted on Jan 15, 2012

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