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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

The Kickapoo Reserve Management Board acknowledges that the state and federal lands that comprise the Reserve fall within the ancestral homelands of First Nations people including the Hooçak Nation. We recognize the sovereignty of the Hooçak and other First Nations and will work towards a shared future by continuing to create collaborative opportunities to protect and preserve these lands.

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

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