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Posted March 30, 2023 | By Michael Warren

Red-winged blackbird []

Red-winged blackbird

Common throughout Marion County year-round, the male red-winged blackbirds are sharply attired with snappy red and yellow shoulder bars. That’s one easy way to tell the difference between these birds and the somewhat similar common and boat-tailed grackles. Their distinctive trilling call is a familiar soundtrack for wetlands.

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