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Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus)

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Order: Passeriformes
Family: Icteridae
Genus: Xanthocephalus
Species: xanthocephalus

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This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Blythe, California
Montpelier, Idaho
Albertville, Minnesota
Del Rio, Texas

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Member Notes:

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Neutral rntx22 On Dec 30, 2008, rntx22 from Houston, TX
(Zone 9a) wrote:

From my Thayer's guide:
Identification Tips:
Sharply-pointed bill
Size: 9.5 inches

Adult male:
Bright yellow head and breast
Black from eye to bill
Black body, wings and tail
White patch in wing

Adult female:
Yellow supercilium, throat and breast-not as bright as male
White streaks extend down breast
Remainder of plumage gray-brown

Juveniles:
Similar to adult females

Habitat and Behavior: Freshwater marshes, sloughs, wetlands, reedy lakes, grassy fields, grainfields, farmlands, feedlots. Frequents marshy habitats in summer, open habitats at other times of year. Nests only over standing water.
Gregarious. Arguably one of the worst sounding "songs" of the avian world! Often flocks with other species of blackbirds.

Neutral ttobba44 On May 24, 2011, ttobba44 from Little Fort, BC
Canada wrote:

Also found in the North Thompson Valley of BC. I cannot add this area because US locations only are allowed (US zip codes only)


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