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Red-winged Blackbird (male)

Agelaius phoeniceus

Description:

Male bird is black with red and yellow "shoulders" as shown. These "epaulets" are shown in full when the bird displays for females.

Habitat:

This was one of several birds in cattail thickets at the narrow end of Quail Lake, an artificial reservoir in Colorado Springs. Surrounding habitat is mostly residential neighborhoods, some commercial real estate.

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1 Comment

ceherzog
ceherzog 8 years ago

I can hear him now! Nice shots.

BugEric
Spotted by
BugEric

Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Apr 27, 2013
Submitted on May 2, 2013

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