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Female Red-winged Blackbird

My Saturday Bird this week is a female Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) and is a follow up to my Saturday Bird two weeks ago which was a male Red-winged Blackbird.

I waited two weeks to post the female because the males normally arrive some time before the females. This allows the males to set up territories before the females arrive.

This female was photographed in central Saskatchewan in the spring.

One Word Sunday: Inspiration

3 replies on “Female Red-winged Blackbird”

I’ve always liked the contrast in plumage between male and female with the female plumage evolved to provide camouflage when on the nest.

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