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Red-winged Blackbird -
(Agelaius phoeniceus)



  • Medium-sized songbird
  • Male all black with red shoulder patch
  • Female brown with thick stripes all over
  • 8.75" (22 cm.)


  • Wetlands, open areas
  • Roadsides, weedy fields

Additional Information

  • Abundant migrant and summer resident
  • Defends nest, often attacking large animals, including humans
  • Each pair raises two or three broods a  season, building a separate nest for each
  • After nesting season, congregates in large
          flocks in wetlands
  • Abundant KVR breeding bird

Young Red-winged Blackbird on a cattail

Red-winged Balckbird scolding the photographer from a post

Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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