CLOSED: Small Jet-Black Bird with Orange Cheeks

Aurora, CO(Zone 4a)

I've seen this guy several times down by Sand Creek. His chirp is unbelievably loud. I made a just-for-grins video that proves it. When flying, he only shows up as a black/orange blur. Will somebody please enlighten me as to his name?

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(Zone 5a)

That is a male, Red-winged Blackbird. The red varies on individuals. Many call those orange-red patches on his "shoulders", epaulets. :)

Aurora, CO(Zone 4a)

Thanks so much for your help. It's greatly appreciated.

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