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Red-winged Blackbird ~ Agelaius phoeniceus

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Size: 7-9"

Males are black with bright red shoulder patches.

Females and young birds have dusky brown streaks.

Range: Breeds from southern Alaska across southern Canada and throughout the United States. Winters in the southern two-thirds of the US.

This bird is a common sight along the backroads of Indiana. They are very fond of Sunflower seeds and the males can be very agressive to down right nasty at feeders.

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