Rusty Blackbird

(Euphagus carolinus)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

VU - Vulnerable

 

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NatureServe

N4B, N4N - Apparently Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common migrant and local breeder

Habitat

Breeding: Moist woodlands; bogs and fens with shrubs; and wooded edges of streams and beaver ponds

Migration: Mostly wooded wetlands but also open woodlands, pastures, and agricultural fields

Size

8 to 10 in length

15½ wingspan


Identification

During mating season the male is entirely black whit a faint green gloss on the body and a faint bluish or greenish gloss on the head. It may look black depending on the angle of the light.

 
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Migration

Mid-March to late November


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Taxonomy

Order:

Passeriformes (perching birds)

 

Superfamily:

Passeroidea

 

Family:

Icteridae (blackbirds, orioles, and relatives)

 
Subordinate Taxa

Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus carolinus)

Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus nigrans)

 
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Uploaded on Mar 8, 2011

Rusty Blackbirds in winter. Feeding and singing. Connecticut.

 
     
  Rusty Blackbird singing and preening
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Published on Feb 11, 2016

A male Rusty Blackbird singing and preening in Munson Slough south of Lake Henrietta in Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida.

 
     
  Euphagus carolinus = RUSTY BLACKBIRD
Rob Curtis
 
   
 
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Published on Mar 23, 2015

Euphagus carolinus = RUSTY BLACKBIRD

Species photo gallery:
http://www.theearlybirder.com/icterids/rustybb/index.htm

 
     
  Published on Apr 28, 2014
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Published on Apr 28, 2014

Rusty Blackbird - Squamish River Estuary - April 28, 2014

 
     
  Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus), Hillsboro Public Library, Oregon, 31 Oct 2013
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Published on Oct 31, 2013

Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus), female, Hillsboro Public Library, Oregon, 31 Oct 2013. Found 30 Oct. by Mark Wilkinson. There are only 12 previous accepted records in all of Oregon for this species, which is from eastern North America and is declining at a rapid rate.

 
     

 

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