Red-winged Blackbird

Date of our first picture:  May, 2011

Location of our first photograph:  Platte City, MO

Also known as:  (Agelaius phoenicerus)

Interesting fact(s):  The Red-winged Blackbird is native to North America. During migration it can travel at over 30 mph.

Additional Information:  http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/144/_/Red-winged_Blackbird.aspx

Comments:  We usually see these birds perched on the highest low plant life around ponds, making a distinct shrill gutteral call. The female (not yet pictured below) is mostly brown.



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