Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Female Red-winged Blackbird

For a long time I had a difficult time to identify this bird.  Then one day I saw exactly the same bird in one of wildlife blogs. It was a female Red-winged Blackbird. 

While the males live up to their name, the females Blackbirds are brown with streaks on their breast.  

The male Blackbird is never in charge choosing a mate.  The female Blackbird  selects a mate.