Rusty Blackbird

Euphagus carolinus

ML23528821



eBird Checklist S27043390
Billings--Riverfront Park
Yellowstone, Montana, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 45.7416, -108.5288 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Rusty Blackbird

Observation details

Thought to be a Common Grackle the entire time till coming home. We had a blurred photo of it and it being against the sun, all you get is a shape. The tail is long but not long enough to be a grackle. It was a small blackbird a little bit bigger than a waxwing so around 8 to 9 inches long. Long, thin bill. If you study the photo carefully enough, you may notice the head and breast are lighter than the rest of the body making us assume it is a fall male. If we had known it was a Rusty Blackbird from the start, we would try ten times harder to get a better photo. I will photo on soon.

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