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Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)
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Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)
Brewer's Blackbird male

General Description: Brewer's Blackbirds (Euphagus cyanocephalus) are gregarious, medium-sized, blackbirds. Males are all black with a yellow eye, and females are all dark brown with a dark eye. The tail and bill lengths look "normal" (compare with Great-tailed Grackles, which have become quite common around Las Vegas in recent years).

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Icteridae.

Favored Habitat: These birds breed in the mountains, but they are fairly common in urban settings in Las Vegas during winter.

Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)
Brewer's Blackbird female

Where to Find: Neighborhood parks (e.g., Lorenzi Park and Sunset Park), parking lots, and the fields and horse pastures around Overton (near the Overton Wildlife Management Area).

Comments:

Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus) Not the best photo, but if you were a tasty bug or a big seed, this might be the last face you'd ever see!
Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus) Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)
Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus) Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)
Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus) Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)
Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)
Male Brewer's Blackbird on breeding territory in a high-elevation meadow in Yosemite National Park
Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)
Adult male and fledgling Brewer's Blackbird in a dry alpine meadow at the end of summer. This is typical breeding habitat for this species
Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)
Adult male Brewer's Blackbird feeding a fledgling
Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)
Adult male Brewer's Blackbird feeding a fledgling
Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)
Brewer's Blackbird female
Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)
Brewer's Blackbird, juvenile male, partial albino
Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)
Brewer's Blackbird, male, partial albino
Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)
Brewer's Blackbird, male, partial albino
Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)
Brewer's tend to be found in flocks during winter
Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)
Brewer's tend to be found in flocks during winter

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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