Agelaius phoeniceus

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Synonyms for Agelaius phoeniceus

North American blackbird with scarlet patches on the wings

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Effects of social facilitation and observational learning on feeding behaviour of the red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus).
2004: Hitchhiking and recombination in birds: evidence from Mhc-linked and unlinked loci in red-winged blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus).
Bartonella species detected in birds * Bird common name Bird species House sparrow Passer domesticus Boat-tailed grackle Quiscalus major Mourning dove Zenaida macroura Herring gulil ([dagger]) Larus argentatus House finch Carpodacus mexicanus Blue jay Cyanocitta cristata Song sparrow Melospiza melodia Northern cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis Northern mockingbird Mimus polyglottos European starling Sturnus vulgaris Red-winged blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus Brown thrasher Toxostoma rufum Tufted titmouse Baeolophus bicolor Red-bellied woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus Common grackle Quiscalus quiscula Common loon ([dagger]) Gavia immer Red-headed woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus Brown pelican ([dagger]) Pelicanus occidentalis Collared dove Streptopelia decaocto No.
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus): Present year-round in southern NY, males have red "epaulets" on the wings; females resemble super-sized sparrows.
Song repertoires in the red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus).
Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) preferred sunflower (Helianthus annuus) oilseeds low in anthocyanin, but these also had low hull mass and high oil content compared with high anthocyanin seeds (Bullard et al., 1989).
In North America, some Icteridae such as the redwinged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) use marshes to breed, although they live in neighboring agricultural areas, and in winter they occasionally form "dormitories" with as many as 15 million birds.
Nicolaus and Hansoo Lee of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, found that red-winged blackbirds, Agelaius phoeniceus, consistently avoided mealworms, Tenebriosp, injected with sub-lethal doses of the insecticide parathion.
1994) and Canada geese (Branta canadensis; van Wagner and Baker 1990); it contrasts with the genetic homogeneity found in red-winged blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus; Ball et al.
Death of youngest nestlings has been related to size disparity rather than food abundance in species with variable degrees of hatching asynchrony, including Red-winged Blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus; Strehl 1978), Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris; Stouffer and Power 1990), Jackass Penguins (Spheniscus demersus; Seddon and van Heezik 1991b), and Acorn Woodpeckers (Melanerpes formicivorus; Stanback 1991).
In the October PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (Vol.86, No.20), Orians and Beletsky say they deduced their "familiar neighbor" hyphothesis from a decade of watching red-winged blackbirds, Agelaius phoeniceus, in Washington's Columbia National Wildlife Refuge.
In previous studies, numerous avian species like European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris), house sparrows (Passer domesticus), feral pigeons (Columba livia), red- winged blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus), common grackles (Quiscalus quiscula), brown headed cowbirds (Molothrus ater), American kestrels (Falco sparverius), Canada geese (Branta canadensis), mallards (Anas platyrhynchos), cedar waxwings (Bomby cillacedrorum) and yellow-headed blackbirds (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) also showed the similar results and suppress the depredations when seeds treated with anthraquinone and methylanthranilate were provided to the birds (Cummings et al., 1998).
In support of this hypothesis, Westneat (1994) found male Red-winged Blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus) which had food supplements provided within their territory left them less frequently and achieved higher paternity within their broods.