Red-winged Blackbird

Photo by: Norm Ritterson

Photo by: Norm Ritterson, Bryn Mawr

  • Stocky, broad bird, slender bill
  • Male: Glossy black, red-yellow shoulder bands
  • Female: Streaked with brown, pale breast, white eyebrow
  • Males will do anything for attention
  • Females slink in the shadows looking for food and making nests
  • Habitat: Lives in saltwater marshes, water courses
  • Local Sightings: Bryn Mawr, Rosemont