Saturday, May 15, 2021

Red-winged Blackbird

This male Red-winged Blackbird displayed on a small shrub on 11 May 2021 at the Nisqually national wildlife refuge. Yasukawa and Searcy (2020) write that having the head forward is a typical passerine threat. Red-winged Blackbirds hold their wings away from the body and erect their red shoulder patches. This behavior is used in conflict situations throughout the year.

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