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Yellow Headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus)
Photo By Cynthia Ridgefield, WA USA

Yellow Headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus)

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An occasional visitor to our neck of the woods. Beautiful colouring and a lovely song.

Summer: Can be found in the central, western areas of United States and Canada.

Winter: California, Texas, Mexico and sometimes Costa Rica.

Polygynous, the male taking up to half a dozen mates.
Nests are built among reeds and rushes.
The female lays 3-5 greeny-white eggs with dark marks.
Incubation is about 12 days and the chicks fledge 9-12 days later.

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