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yellow headed blackbird female

Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus


A dusty red, or light brown bird with long legs. About 7 inches tall. A lighter brown head with an almost white stripe behind the eyes.


This is the only time I've seen this bird, so I assume the habitat is the wetlands or places with water. This bird never flew but ran and hid among the small reeds around the water.


This bird was seen at an extremely dry Cheyenne Bottoms. Less than 1% of the wetlands had water during the Spring of 2013.

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yellow headed blackbird female
Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus

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Kansas, USA

Spotted on May 27, 2013
Submitted on May 28, 2013

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