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Red-winged blackbird (female)
Agelaius phoeniceus

Size: 8.5 inches
Overall Color: dark brown
Occurrence: fields and near water
Diet: insects and seeds
Nest: cup in tall emergent vegetation
Field Identification: dark brown above, heavily streaked below, whitish eyebrow
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: Agelaius
Species: phoeniceus

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