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|Species: Agelaius phoeniceus|
Adults are 9" long with a 13" wingspan. Their beaks are long and thick.
Male red-winged blackbirds are sleek black with a red shoulder and yellow patch underneith the red. Females are a speckled brown color.
Habitat & Range
Red-winged blackbirds live in marshes and wet areas.
Their year-round range reaches through most of the United States while their breeding range reaches up through much of Canada.
They feed off of seeds and invertebrates.
Their call is a “konk-o-reeee”.
Featured image by James Dake.