The blackbird is shy and artful by nature, and shows extreme caution in approaching any object of suspicion.

Blackbird

The blackbird is shy and artful by nature, and shows extreme caution in approaching any object of suspicion.

The blackbird is shy and artful by nature, and shows extreme caution in approaching any object of suspicion.

Blackbird

The blackbird is shy and artful by nature, and shows extreme caution in approaching any object of suspicion.

An illustration of a blackbird.

Blackbird

An illustration of a blackbird.

Also known as the red-winged oriole, the red-winged blackbird is known for gathering in immense flocks, and inflicting damage on crops.

Red-Winged Blackbird

Also known as the red-winged oriole, the red-winged blackbird is known for gathering in immense flocks,…

The Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) is a passerine bird of the family Icteridae found in most of North and much of Central America. It breeds from Alaska and Newfoundland south to Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, Mexico and Guatemala, with isolated populations in western El Salvador, northwestern Honduras and northwestern Costa Rica. It may winter as far north as Pennsylvania and British Columbia, but northern populations are generally migratory, moving south to Mexico and the southern United States. The Red-winged Blackbird is sexually dimorphic; the male has all black with a red shoulder and yellow wing bar, while the female is a nondescript dark brown. Seeds and insects make up the bulk of the Red-winged Blackbird's diet.

Red-winged Blackbird

The Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) is a passerine bird of the family Icteridae found in…

"Agelaeus phoeniceus. Blackbird. marsh Blackbird. Red-winged Blackbird. Red-and-buff-shouldered marsh Blackbird. Male: Lesser wing-coverts scarlet, like arterial blood, broadly bordered by brownish-yellow, or brownish-white, the middle row of coverts being entirely of this color; sometimes the greater row, likewise, are mostly similar, producing a patch on the wing nearly as large as the red one; occasionally, there are traces of red on the edge of the wing and below; in some specimen the bordering is almost pure white, instead of buff." Elliot Coues, 1884

Red-winged Blackbird

"Agelaeus phoeniceus. Blackbird. marsh Blackbird. Red-winged Blackbird. Red-and-buff-shouldered marsh…

The Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) is a passerine bird of the family Icteridae found in most of North and much of Central America. It breeds from Alaska and Newfoundland south to Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, Mexico and Guatemala, with isolated populations in western El Salvador, northwestern Honduras and northwestern Costa Rica. It may winter as far north as Pennsylvania and British Columbia, but northern populations are generally migratory, moving south to Mexico and the southern United States. The Red-winged Blackbird is sexually dimorphic; the male has all black with a red shoulder and yellow wing bar, while the female is a nondescript dark brown. Seeds and insects make up the bulk of the Red-winged Blackbird's diet.

Red-winged Blackbird (Female)

The Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) is a passerine bird of the family Icteridae found in…

The Corvus constellation of a crow or raven.

Corvus Constellation

The Corvus constellation of a crow or raven.

A migratory bird, the cow-blackbird is notable among birds, for it does not build a nest.

Cow-blackbird

A migratory bird, the cow-blackbird is notable among birds, for it does not build a nest.

Frequenttly deposites its eggs in the nests of other birds, leaving them to hatch by their foster parents.

Cowbird

Frequenttly deposites its eggs in the nests of other birds, leaving them to hatch by their foster parents.

A pair of crow-blackbirds, perched on a stalk of corn.

Crow-blackbird

A pair of crow-blackbirds, perched on a stalk of corn.

Resembling the crow-blackbird, the rusty crow-blackbird inhabits much the same region, but is less in number.

Rusty Crow-Blackbird

Resembling the crow-blackbird, the rusty crow-blackbird inhabits much the same region, but is less in…

A reddish brown bird found in the United States during the winter.

Rusty Grackle

A reddish brown bird found in the United States during the winter.

Sing a Song of Sixpence; The maid was in the garden; Hanging out the clothes; Down came a blackbird; And snapped off her nose.

Maid

Sing a Song of Sixpence; The maid was in the garden; Hanging out the clothes; Down came a blackbird;…

Sing a Song of Sixpence; The maid was in the garden; Hanging out the clothes; Down came a blackbird; And snapped off her nose.

Maid

Sing a Song of Sixpence; The maid was in the garden; Hanging out the clothes; Down came a blackbird;…