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Red​ Wing Blackbird

 

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Family: Black Birds and Orioles

Habitat:  Breeds in marshes, brushy swamps, hayfields; forages also in cultivated land and along edges of water. Breeds most commonly in freshwater marsh, but also in wooded or brushy swamps, rank weedy fields, hayfields, upper edges of the salt marsh. Often forages in other open habitats, such as fields and mudflats; outside the breeding season, flocks gather in farm fields, and  pastures

The Red Wing Blackbirds diet is mostly insects and seeds.  It feeds on numerous insects, especially in summer, including beetles, caterpillars, and grasshoppers; also spiders, millipedes, snails. Majority of adult’s annual diet (roughly three-fourths) is seeds, including those of grasses, weeds, and waste grain. They also eat some berries and small fruits.

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