Saturday, December 2, 2017

Tricolored Blackbird (Agelaius tricolor) - 05Sep2015

Per Wiki: "In 2006 the tricolored blackbird was classified as Endangered by BirdLife International. Like the extinct passenger pigeon, the colonial nature of the tricolored blackbird makes it particularly vulnerable to extinction. Native grasslands once used for nesting and feeding have been lost to urban and agricultural development. Birds adapted to nesting in agricultural fields have been disturbed by harvesting during the breeding season. Once the tricolored blackbird was placed on the BirdLife Endangered Species list, it officially became a concern both regionally and nationally."

I found this one in San Jose, CA.

On a Red-winged Blackbird, the epaulette is more yellow than white like it is on this bird.

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