Red-winged Blackbird
Agelaius phoeniceus
rwbl Field Marks
  • Sharply-pointed bill
  • Often flocks with other species of blackbirds
  • Bright red patch on wings bordered by yellow 
  • Immature male similar to adult male but has brown edges to black feathers


Frequents marshy habitats in summer, open habitats at other times of year.


Permanent resident in Atlanta.