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Red-winged Blackbird

Agelaius phoeniceus

Photo:Lorraine Elrod
Red-winged Blackbird. Photo:Lorraine Elrod

Familiar throughout most of Canada, the red-wing blackbird's gurgling, watery song can be frequently heard in freshwater marshes. This common bird is distinctive with its bright red shoulder patches and yellow border.

Map of Red-winged Blackbird in Canada
Distribution of Red-winged Blackbird in Canada

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