Birds of St. Charles County, MO
Red-winged Blackbird

Red-winged Blackbird
Agelaius phoeniceus

Size: 8 1/2"

Male: (Shown) Jet black bird with red and yellow shoulder patches on upper wings. Pointed black bill.

Female: Heavily streaked brown bird with a pointed brown bill and white eyebrows.

Juvenile: Same as female.

Nest: Female builds cup nest. Two to three broods per year.

Eggs: 3-4; bluish green with brown markings

Incubation: 10-12 days; female incubates

Fledging: 11-14 days; male and female feed young

Migration: The Red-winged Blackbird can be found in St. Charles County year round.

Food: Seeds, insects, and will come to seed feeders.

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