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Red Winged Blackbird mix of male and female markings? or just a young male?


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The Red Winged Blackbirds I see are male: all black with red and yellow feathers on shoulder of wings, female: patterned feathers and no red and yellow feathers on wings. This photo seems to be a mixture of both male and female markings... I would guess that maybe this is a young male? Can you help me clarify what I am seeing here please... tia, Ken
 

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Aha!... I'll bet this isn't even a Red Winged Blackbird... Look at this combination at the feeder, some of male Red Winged Blackbird and then THIS... is something different.... I'll bet!.... but what do I know... These are too much alike for me to say what is going on...
 

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No, and I'll stop posting, The original post image is correct and there is another bird in the mix but the Red Winged Blackbird clearly has the markings shown in the original post... So I'll leave it as is now... I don't know what the additional different bird is either.

 

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8 minutes ago, The Bird Nuts said:

All the birds in the photos are Red-winged Blackbirds of different ages.  I don't know enough to be able to tell you their ages, though.

Then that is it! Thank You, I don't need to know ages and will assume that more markings on the feathers are younger birds and as they get older or mature then they become the full black... I don't know this for sure but is my guess. Thank You for your help on this Bird Nut! - Appreciation!

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