Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus)

Breeding range extends from Alaska to New England, but populations are seriously declining for unknown reasons. In NC, Rusty Blackbirds are winter residents, uncommon, and occur in in swampy habitats.
Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus)

Note fairly large bill, rusty feather tips, and pale eye.


Hyde Co., NC
26 Jan 2007

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