Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Above and below: Male Red-winged Blackbirds in Montgomery and Frederick Co., Maryland, respectively (4/22/2007).

Listen to audio: Red-winged Blackbird Alarm Calls (Dorchester Co., Maryland, 7/5/2009)
With Marsh Wren and Common Yellowthroat

Below two: A female Red-winged Blackbird in our yard in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/8/2007).

Below: A territorial male photographed in Howard Co., Maryland (4/15/2006).


Below: Male photographed in southeastern Georgia (5/4/2006).


Below: Male photographed at Wye Island in Queen Anne's County, Maryland (4/10/2005).


Below two: Male Red-winged Blackbirds on Assateague Island, Worcester Co., Maryland (10/14/2007).

Below: Female photographed at Gilbert Water Ranch, Arizona (1/6/2007).

Below: I love the interesting Red-winged Blackbird plumages at this time of year (Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, 2/9/2008).

Below: A female Red-winged Blackbird at sunset (7/11/2008).

Below: Feather details on a Red-winged Blackbird (Pasadena, Maryland, 12/25/2008).

Below two: Red-winged Blackbirds in our yard in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/7/2009).

Below: A very recently fledged Red-winged Blackbird (Lake Artemesia, P.G. Co., Maryland, 6/20/2009).

Below: An immense flock of blackbirds over Jug Bay, Maryland (11/21/2009).

An immense flock of blackbirds over Jug Bay, Maryland (11/21/2009).

Below: A Bald Eagle gets thoroughly harassed by a territorial Red-winged Blackbird (Dorchester Co., 5/8/2010).

A Bald Eagle gets thoroughly harassed by a territorial Red-winged Blackbird (Dorchester Co., 5/8/2010). Photo by Bill Hubick.

A Bald Eagle gets thoroughly harassed by a territorial Red-winged Blackbird (Dorchester Co., 5/8/2010). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: An interesting Red-winged Blackbird, attracting our attention by especially bright plumage on what appeared to be a female. She appears to be an older female that has begun showing some male traits after changes in hormones.

An interesting Red-winged Blackbird, attracting our attention by especially bright plumage on what appeared to be a female. She appears to be an older female that has begun showing some male traits after changes in hormones. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: Red-winged Blackbirds feeding in the Sweet Gums at Fort Smallwood, Maryland (11/24/2011).

Red-winged Blackbirds feeding in the Sweet Gums at Fort Smallwood, Maryland (11/24/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.


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