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Red-winged Blackbird

Agelaius phoeniceus


A little larger than a Robin, this immature bird is more clorful at this stage than either parent. This young bird is striped on the underside and a light colored eyebar. It will darken with age and become less colorful.


Almost always found around aquatic settings with shoreline vegetation. These birds stake out territory and are relatively noisey and aggressive in this pursuit.

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Illinois, USA

Spotted on Sep 4, 2011
Submitted on Sep 7, 2011

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