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Red winged Blackbird

Agelaius phoeniceus

Description:

Male Red winged Black bird is black with a vibrant red shoulder. Beneath the red patch is a small yellow border.

Habitat:

Fence bordering lagoon and water soaked ditches.

Notes:

I watched this bird preening. Red becomes more visible when this bird makes calls.

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1 Comment

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

It's amazing what a few touches of colour can do - lovely spotting and interesting notes ! Thanks, Tishanne .

Hoquiam, Washington, USA

Spotted on Jun 24, 2013
Submitted on Jun 25, 2013

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