red-winged blackbird

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.

1770–80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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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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