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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Brewer's Blackbird (Female)

Mixing sociably with the starlings pictured yesterday were a couple of kinds of blackbird, Red Winged and Brewer's. As is often the case, the males bear the most distinguishing marks of the species so I am not certain of my identification here. However, I think this is a female Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus). This species is named after the American Ornithologist, Thomas Mayo Brewer.

7 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

A wonderful bird portrait! Love it!

Dean Lewis said...

Wow!
' I'm ready for my close-up Mr.Demille. '

Randy said...

He looks so proud! Lovely photo.

JoJo said...

The detail is amazing! What are the red globes in the tree? Apples?

Benjamin Madison said...

Thanks all for your kind comments. JoJo, those cheerful red globes are rose hips.

Irina said...

I love this photo of little bird. Your photos are so great, all of them. Colors, composition, idea. Bravo.

B SQUARED said...

Wonderful shot!