Red-winged Blackbird

Agelaius phoeniceus

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Blackbirds and Orioles (Icteridae)

Code 4

RWBL

Code 6

AGEPHO

ITIS

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HEAD

Red-winged Blackbird Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger, All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Dark brown in both sexes and at all ages.
  • Head Pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: Black
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Red-winged Blackbird Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 19-24 cm (7.5-9.5 in)
  • Weight: 65 g (2.3 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Black, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: Black
  • Upperparts: Black
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Red-winged Blackbird Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Strong direct flight with deep rapid wing beats., Displaying males fly with slow stiff shallow wing beats with epaulettes raised.
  • Wingspan Range: 30-37 cm (12-14.5 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail Shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Black
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