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Yellow-headed Blackbird

Welcome to the first in what will probably be a regular feature, Saturday Bird.

This is a male Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) photographed in central Saskatchewan, Canada in the summer. Their breeding habitat is Cattail marshes where they nest in colonies, often sharing the habitat with Red-winged Blackbirds.

It is one of the New World blackbirds and is not related to the Eurasian Blackbird.


Saturday Bird: Yellow-headed Blackbird


6 replies on “Yellow-headed Blackbird”

They’re one of the species that I miss from my time in Saskatchewan. They seemed to have more ‘character’ than the more common Red-winged Blackbirds.

Thanks Becky. I’ve got one started for this Saturday although I have changed the species because of the perch it’s on.

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