Saturday, August 24, 2013

Red Winged Blackbird

The Red Winged Blackbird (Scientific name - Agelaius phoenixes) is common and abundant throughout North America. They are found as far North as Southern Alaska and the Yukon and South to Mexico and Central America. They are often found in wetlands perched on reeds or cattails. 
The males are mostly a shiny black with red and yellow patches on the wings. The red being more predominate during flight. The female is crisply streaked brown with white eyebrows.

Above photo taken in Abbotsford, B.C. at Mill Lake in January 2014. Other photos taken at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in August 2012 (female) and March 2013.  


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