Wild NCC

Red Winged Blackbird

Red-winged Blackbird, (Agelaius phoenicieus)
The key identifier of the Red winged blackbird is (obviously) the red streaks on its wings. However, this does only apply to the males; the females look more like a large brown sparrow. These birds love to perch on cattails, as seen in the provided picture. They are some of the most common birds in North America. You can typically find this bird around water. Marshes, golf courses with water traps, you name it. Towards the winter, however, they like to be in pastures and crop fields.