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Yellow-headed blackbird (female)
Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus

Yellow-headed blackbird (female)
Yellow-headed blackbird (female)

Size: 9.5 inches
Overall Color: grayish brown and yellow
Occurrence: near water
Diet: insects, seeds
Nest: cup in tall emergent vegetation
Field Identification: grayish brown overall, yellow chin and breast
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: Xanthocephalus
Species: xanthocephalus

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