Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/53784

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Icteridae
Genus:Agelaius
Genus species:Agelaius phoeniceus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:18-24 cm
Weight:41-70 g
Identification:The male red-winged blackbird has black feathers with a bright red patch bordered by yellow on the wings. The female blackbird is brown with white upperparts and streaked underparts.
Habitat:Wetlands
Diet:Omnivore: seeds, insects
Reproduction:Blackbirds can have 2-3 broods in one year. Each brood contains 3-6 eggs, which are incubated for 10-12 days. The chicks fledge by 14 days of age.
Red-winged blackbirds are strong fliers that will often migrate in flocks of a thousand or more. Roosting is often communal, resulting in large, centralized populations. They are largely diurnal, spending most of their day foraging.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:North America Date:1958-1988 Subjects:perching birds
Red-winged blackbird
Red-winged blackbird -- Infancy
Eggs
Agelaius
Icteridae
Passeriformes
Birds
Blackbirds