Picture taken at Wakodahatchee wetland, Delray beach some 20 miles north of Fort Lauderdale, Florida on 25 June 2011


Male Red-Winged Blackbirds.  Photographs taken in the Sawgrass Recreational park, in the Everglades, west of Fort Lauderdale, Florida on 30 June 2011.

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, north-western Honduras, and north-western 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. Claims have been made that it is the most abundant and most well studied bird in North America.[2] The Red-winged Blackbird is sexually dimorphic; the male is 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.  Information taken from  Wikipedia.

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