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Male Red-winged Blackbird

My Saturday Bird this week is the Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus). The species is found in most of North America and much of Central America.

Northern populations are migratory heading south for the winter. This is a male singing to proclaim his territory and attract a mate having just arrived in central Saskatchewan, Canada in the spring.

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8 replies on “Male Red-winged Blackbird”

We have never seen red winged black bird. They seem to be quite rare, we suppose.
Thanks for sharing.
The Fab Four of Cley
🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

They’re a North American species with no records for Europe. They’re a common species in suitable habitat. We have lots around here in the summer. The first males arrived a couple of weeks ago.

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