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Red-winged Blackbird

Agelaius phoeniceus


Female Red-winged Blackbird is a small bird,brownish in color with dark stripes on undersides.


Marsh grasses,cattails in water laden ditch bordered by evergreen trees and roadside.


This female was at a stand of cattails gathering fuzz. A male Red-winged Blackbird would call out then gather cattail fuzz too. The female would fly to his location after his call and disappear beneath the marsh grasses. When she came out she would fly a short distance to an evergreen tree. The male would then go to the same tree. This behavior went on several times during the space of an hour. At times the male would have a beak full of cattail fuzz as he flew about or landed.

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1 Comment

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Very Nice series,,

Hoquiam, Washington, USA

Spotted on May 1, 2013
Submitted on Jun 12, 2013

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