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Red-winged Blackbird

Agelaius phoeniceus

Description:

We've had a flock of these at our feeder (black oil sunflower) for a week now. It is so weird to hear them when we live a little ways from any body of water. The males shoulders seem to have mostly yellow but then they are not in a display posture. Thought the females were large sparrows at first.

2 Comments

hope.martin
hope.martin 8 years ago

Hi Jakubko! Thank you for the information. I will update my sighting!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Beautiful first spotting! Welcome to Project Noah! At first, this does appear to be Agelaius tricolor, though that species is only found in the Pacific Coast states, rarely straying elsewhere. It looks like a winter plumage:
http://www.arkive.org/red-winged-blackbi...

hope.martin
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hope.martin

Missouri, USA

Spotted on Feb 28, 2013
Submitted on Mar 2, 2013

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