Red-winged Blackbird

Agelaius phoeniceus
Red-winged Blackbird specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Common permanent resident; nesting occurs late April to early August in marshes and marshmeadows. The male is black with red “epaulettes”; immatures and females are heavily streaked with brown and tan.

Specimen Information

This record may apply to the bird at the top.
Date:  11/12/1927
Collected By:  Wm H Ball
Locality:  Eastern Branch, DC
Sex:  Male, Immature
Catalog ID:  308941
The bird in front is an adult male.