This cousin of the red-wing, whom it resembles in size, flight and notes, is a common migrant in the United States.
In nesting time the red-wing is indeed a citizen of the lowland.
This jargon of the red-wing has a true vernal ring about it, suggesting the fresh green of oozy bogs and the loosening up of sap.
Towards evening I heard the note of the red-wing (Turdus iliacus).
The first flicker and red-wing seen; also a striped squirrel; also some kind of fly.
Size of the red-wing but with a whitish eye and no red; the female unstreaked.
This species differs from the red-wing in having the shoulders a much darker red and the median coverts white instead of buffy.
The red-wing's mate is a modest-looking bird in stripes of brown and black.
Dwight describes its notes as "a confused medley of whistles, sweeter and higher-pitched than those of the red-wing."
Scores of red-wing black-birds had nested in the clustered bushes of the floating islands.