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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.
Found in woodland near Oxley Nature Center, Tulsa, OK, USA.
This series contains an adult male, and the rest are either female or juvenile.
Spotted on Apr 25, 2013
Submitted on Apr 26, 2013
Correct again :)