Tricolored blackbird

Tricolored blackbird

Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Agelaius tricolor
WEIGHT
59.5 g
LENGTH
22.2 cm
WINGSPAN
35.5 cm

The tricolored blackbird is a passerine bird of the family Icteridae. Its range is limited to the coastal areas of the Pacific coast of North America, from Northern California in the U.S., to upper Baja California in Mexico. This highly social and gregarious bird forms the largest colonies of any North American landbird, with a single breeding colony often consisting of tens of thousands of birds. The common name is taken from the male bird's distinctive white stripes on bottom of their red shoulder patches, or "epaulets", which are visible when the bird is flying or displaying. Despite the similar names, this bird is not related to the Old World common blackbird, which is a thrush . The species' call sounds slightly more nasal than that of the red-wing's - a nasal kip and a sharp check. The male's song is a garbled on-ke-kaaangh. The bird migrates south during the colder seasons to Mexico and back to northern California during the warmer seasons.

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Di

Diurnal

Om

Omnivore

Te

Terrestrial

Ov

Oviparous

Po

Polygyny

Po

Polygamy

Co

Colonial

Hi

Highly social

Fl

Flocking

No

Not a migrant

T

starts with

Distribution

Geography

Continents
Biogeographical realms

Tricolored blackbird habitat map

Climate zones

Habits and Lifestyle

Seasonal behavior
Bird's call

Diet and Nutrition

Mating Habits

MATING BEHAVIOR
INDEPENDENT AGE
14 days

References

1. Tricolored blackbird Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tricolored_blackbird
2. Tricolored blackbird on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22724196/180644814
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/627617

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