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Red-winged blackbird

Agelaius phoeniceus

Description:

After the flock of red-winged blackbirds that visited my yard had left, one female remained behind on her own. Imagine my surprise when I found one day that she a male cowbird were courting! He was strutting for her and displaying his feathers to best advantage; she was preening his head. This went on for about 7-10 days. It appears she has finally moved on.

Habitat:

My yard

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Maria dB
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Maria dB

North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Mar 22, 2015
Submitted on Apr 19, 2015

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