Friday, February 16, 2018

Red-Winged Blackbird

The red-winged blackbird is found throughout the United States and is a year-round resident in all but some of the northern most regions. It is also found in large portions of Canada and Mexico and small portions of Central America and the Caribbean. 
This bird also has splotches of reddish/brown on its back. 
Males are black with a red shoulder patch bordered by a yellow wingbar. It also has a black, conical bill. The female is blackish/brown and looks nothing like the male. 
The yellow shoulder band shows up clearly in this photo. 
I saw this red-winged blackbird in Florida in the Viera Wetlands, west of Merritt Island. 

1 comment:

  1. Such a contrast--looks like it got hit by a red paintball.