The bamboo grove was described as a prominent red-winged blackbird
(Agelaius phoeniceus) roost.
GS = grasshopper sparrow, EM = eastern meadowlark, BO = bobolink, SS = song sparrow, FS = field sparrow, MA = mallard, RO = American robin, RW = red-winged blackbird
, BT = brown thrasher and WF = willow flycatcher (bars = SE).
By the time that the Singing Cardinal Moon becomes full, most of the major songsters of Late Winter are calling before sunrise, and when that moon comes into its final quarter in the middle of February, the red-winged blackbirds
, are arriving to mark territories and establish nesting sites.
Common name Genus and species Canada Goose Branta canadensis Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Bufflehead Bucephala albeola Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator American Coot Fulica americana American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum Northern Shrike Lanius excubitor American Tree Sparrow Spizella arborea Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis Red-winged Blackbird
Agelaius phoeniceus Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater Common Redpoll Carduelis flammea American Goldfinch Carduelis ristis Table 2 Winter resident bird species in the Grand Calumet River corridor.
Male quality and female choice of mate in the red-winged blackbird
From previous studies done at the same site, we knew that the amount of food available on red-winged blackbird
breeding territories in early spring profoundly affects the time males spend on their territories, the number of females attracted to the territory, and the timing of female nesting (Ewald and Rohwer 1982; Wimberger 1988).
salicaria and red-winged blackbird
(Agelaius phoeniceus) abundance or nest success (Whitt et al.
Previous field studies at GWEL documented 55 summer species and abundance was highest in the Red-winged Blackbird
(Agelaius phoeniceus), Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata), and American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) (McKay and Hager 2005).
Meadowlark, Eagle, Killdeer, Horned Lark, Red-winged Blackbird
and Duck Migration Seasons accelerate the appearance of spring as Steelhead and Walleye Fishing Seasons gradually unfold in the Great Lakes.
The artwork (mostly done in oils, but some in acrylics, pastels, or watercolors) evokes the beauty of West Marin--a red-winged blackbird
perched on a cattail, cows grazing by a cluster of live oak trees, evening fog creeping over the headlands.
See that red-winged blackbird
perched in the cattails?
To illustrate the comparative phylogeographic approach, I compared the geography of mtDNA variation in five bird species: the Canada goose (Branta canadensis, Anserinae; Van Wagner and Baker 1990), chipping sparrow (Spizella passerina, Emberizinae; Zink and Dittmann 1993a), song sparrow (Melospiza melodia, Emberizinae; Zink and Dirtmann 1993b), fox sparrow (Passerella iliaca, Emberizinae; Zink 1994), and red-winged blackbird
(Agelaius phoeniceus, Icterinae; Ball et al.
As the lab rat of field ornithology and behavioral ecology, the Red-winged Blackbird
is arguably the most-studied undomesticated bird in the world.
Seasonal patterns of nesting mortality in the Red-winged Blackbird
Unless you live in the frozen Far North, you are probably not far from a red-winged blackbird
, one of the most common and widespread birds in the continental United States and Canada.