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Brewer's blackbird (male)
Euphagus cyanocephalus

Brewer's blackbird (male)
Brewer's blackbird (male)

Size: 9 inches
Overall Color: grayish black
Occurrence: near water and open areas
Diet: insects, seeds, fruit
Nest: mud cup on ground
Field Identification: black with purplish gloss on head and neck and greenish gloss on body and wings, yellow eye
Season: summer

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: 83 Icteridae (blackbirds,orioles,cowbirds,meadowlarks
Genus: Euphagus
Species: cyanocephalus

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