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Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

Aves > Passeriformes > Icteridae

Names in different Languages

GermanRotschulterstärling
EnglishRed-winged Blackbird
FrenchCarouge à épaulettes
SpanishTordo sargento

Description

A small but aggressive bird nesting along the shores of ponds and rivers and which doesn't hesitate to attack larger birds when this one gets too close to the nest.

How to Identify

Males are black with a red patch on each side of the wing. Female are about the same size but have brown and white feathers. Both color and behavior help to identify this species.

Where When to Spot

Best season to watch Red-winged Blackbirds is early spring. This species is one of the first migratory birds to arrive and it settles along the shores of ponds and rivers when males are usually arriving first and fiercely defend their small territory. This bird can be seen in all parks around Montreal where there is some natural habitat along waters.

Photos

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Videos

Observations

Parc Bernard-Landry2022-05-22
Parc Île-de-la-Visitation2022-05-21
Parc Nature Pointe aux Prairies2022-05-01
Park Angrignon, Montreal2022-04-30
Rapids Park Lachine2022-04-30
Parc Bernard-Landry2022-04-22
Parc Nature Pointe aux Prairies2022-04-15
Park Angrignon, Montreal2022-04-10
Parc Bernard-Landry2021-05-19
Parc de la Frayère, Boucherville2019-07-07