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Point Pelee National Park of Canada

Birds of Point Pelee National Park

Image of: Blackbird, Red-winged
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Blackbird, Red-winged
-Agelaius phoeniceus (Linnaeus)


Adult male: Completely black except red lesser wing coverts and buffy whitish wing coverts (forming a conspicuous red patch at bend of wing with buffy-whitish border)

Adult female: very different from adult male. Upper parts brownish black streaked and edged with buffs, greyish and rusty; light streak through middle of crown and another over eye; lesser wing coverts often more or less reddish or orange; under parts streaked whitish and blackish; chin and throat less heavily marked or immaculate and often pinkish, buffy, or greenish yellow.

 


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