Brewer’s Blackbird

(Euphagus cyanocephalus)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

 

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N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common migrant and local breeder

Habitat

Moist, grassy meadows, roadsides near wetlands

Size

8 to 10 in length


Identification

The male is entirely black with an iridescent blue sheen on the body and iridescent purplish sheen of the head and neck. It may look all black depending on the angle of the light.

 
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Taxonomy

Order:

Passeriformes (perching birds)

 

Family:

Icteridae (blackbirds, orioles, and relatives)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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  Brewer's Blackbird (Icteridae: Euphagus cyanocephalus) Female
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jun 24, 2009

Photographed near Kellys Slough NWR, North Dakota (24 June 2009).

 
     
  Brewer's Blackbird (Icteridae: Euphagus cyanocephalus) Male
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jun 24, 2009

Photographed near Kellys Slough NWR, North Dakota (24 June 2009).

 
     
  Euphagus cyanocephalus
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Published on Dec 8, 2012

Brewer's Blackbird seen near Camp Kawkawa on Kawkawa Lake, Hope, BC

( Euphagus cyanocephalus ) June 2005

 
     
  Brewer's Blackbird Mates - Best in HD Mode
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Published on Jun 13, 2012

These two Brewer's Blackbird mates are always together, usually within 50 feet. The male is the dark one. The female gets fussed up every so often as she does in this video. She doesn't like robins being so close to her when she is bathing, either. Even chases him off my camera tripod. 

The male's antics are amusing, too. They both always have a lot to say, it seems.

 
     

 

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