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red-winged blackbird

[red-wingd] /ˈrɛdˌwɪŋd/
noun
1.
a North American blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus, the male of which is black with scarlet patches, usually bordered with buff or yellow, on the bend of the wing.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80
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  • The red-winged blackbird will nest in purple loosestrife stands.
  • The common yellowthroat, swamp sparrow, and red-winged blackbird are likely to feed in the area.

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