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Sonoran Desert Birds



Red-winged blackbird (male) - (Agelaius phoeniceus)

 Red-winged blackbird (male)

 Red-winged blackbird (male)

 Red-winged blackbird (male)

Size: 8.75 inches
Overall Color: black
Occurrence: wet areas
Diet: seeds, invertebrates
Nest: cup in riparian vegetation
Field Identification: a mostly black bird with red and white wing bars found in marshy vegetation near ponds and rivers
Season: year-round

Red-winged blackbird (male)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Icteridae (icterids)
Genus: Agelaius
species: phoeniceus

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