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With the arrival of the Yellow Headed Blackbirds came my opportunity to grab a couple of photos. Although there were no females in sight these two fellows seemed to be sizing one another up for the sparring to come. Taken on our acreage in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
Canon Rebel XSI Sigma Dc 55-200mm
This bird with it’s brilliant yellow head, together with its loud, rusty-hinge call, make the Yellow-headed Blackbird a conspicuous presence. It breeds in loose colonies and places its nest over water, attached to cattails and reeds.
Head, neck, and breast bright yellow. Body black. Black stripe in front of eye to bill. White patches in wing may be visible while perched, or hidden; conspicuous in flight.
Body dull black and brown. Breast and throat pale yellow. Yellow on neck, face, and above eye. White streaking extending from yellow into brown lower chest*.Featured In Great Plains Of North America May 15, 2010