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Brewer's Blackbird ~ Male by Kimberly Chadwick

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Taken in Picacho Peak, AZ at Rooster Cogburn Ranch
Feb 2010. Taken with Canon Powershot sx10is. Took the girls out for a few hours. It was a nice day and they love tp feed these guys. If you are anywhere near Picacho Peak, you should stop.

Throughout the West and Midwest, Brewer’s blackbird can be seen strutting through farm fields and feedlots, eating waste grain and insects; but this highly adaptable species visits almost any open or semi-open habitat, from parking lots to picnic grounds, rest stops to montane meadows. In Atlantic coastal states, flocks of several dozen gather locally around cattle or horse farms.

Though they look like a Grackle, these Brewer’s are 9" L and WS is 15½" L. Common Grackles come in at 12½L &17" WS. with the Great-tailed Grackle comming in at 18"L & 23"WS!

VOICE Song is an unremarkable, short, rising ktzeee, recalling a distant Red-winged Blackbird. call a sharp, nasal kut.

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Comments

  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsalmost 5 years ago

    great colours on the bird, nice shot Kimberly

  • Thank you Michael!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoalmost 5 years ago

    Kimberly you certainly get them to pose for you – another great job young lady!!

  • Keep shooting till they look at you like your crazy, that usually is how it works for me…lol, thank you !

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • RandySpencer
    RandySpenceralmost 5 years ago

    Their not “just black”, are they? They are really quite pretty

  • I had to “chase” around after a male that was in the sunlight to get the colors to come out, yes they are a pretty lil things! Thank you Randall!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Bonnie Robert
    Bonnie Robertalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot Kim, they look a lot like the Grackle.

  • Thank you Bonnie, I agree but in person they look squatier (is that a word) lol!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconalmost 5 years ago

    Great capture Kimberly!! Excellent write-up!!

  • Thank you Blair so very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 5 years ago

    Great detailed capture, with a very interesting read Kimberly, this is also a first for me, I agree with Bonnie, it does look like a grackle…So nice to have in the group Kim…inst fave for sure!!!

  • It does look like a grackle in the image, but in person you can see how much smaller and squatter they are. Thank you Sir for the fave!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 5 years ago

    One gleaming fellow…

  • Thank you Sheila!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenalmost 5 years ago

    How beautiful!!

  • I agree, for a “blackbird” he was quite colorful!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 5 years ago

    Lovely sheen on his feathers Kimberly, nicely captured.

  • I thank you again Trish~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Charuhas  Images
    Charuhas Imagesalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot!!

  • Thank you Charuhas!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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