Perching

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus
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Length: 10 in. (24 cm )
This beautiful species nests in marshes and eats insects and emerging aquatic larvae. The nest is woven from aquatic vegetation and attached to reeds. During the winter it forms huge flocks, often together with Red-winged Blackbirds, grackles and cowbirds. These flocks roost in trees and marshy areas and fly out each morning to agricultural fields and feed lots to eat seeds.

The four-digit banding code is YHBL.

Female | Robert Shantz


Agricultural

Marsh / swamp
Bird Sound Type: Screeching
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Yellow-headed Blackbird
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: June 21, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/yellow-headed-blackbird

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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Yellow-headed Blackbird. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved June 21, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/yellow-headed-blackbird

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

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Dr. Biology. "Yellow-headed Blackbird". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/yellow-headed-blackbird

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Dr. Biology. "Yellow-headed Blackbird". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 21 Jun 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/yellow-headed-blackbird

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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