Rusty Blackbird

Euphagus carolinus

ML26181301


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Stefan "Mozu" Gleissberg
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eBird Checklist S28550363
West State St. Park
Athens, Ohio, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 39.3343, -82.1236 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
Multiple species;

Media notes

Observation details

4 individuals, 1 male and 3 females were foraging on the grassy borders of the new bike path spur along the new pond/wetland between the pedestrian bridge and Armitage Road. There was shallow water on the side opposite to the pond. The Rusty Blackbirds were loosely associated with several Red-winged Blackbirds and European Starlings, but flew off after about ten minutes by themselves, crossing over the Hocking River. One Rusty was briefly chased by a male Red-winged Blackbird. Smaller than male Common Grackle with shorter tail, slimmer beak, and apparent less glossy plumage. Slimmer shape than male Red-winged Blackbird which has shorter and more conical bill. Iris whitish-yellow in both sexes. Male bird all black with minor gloss, a hint of brown may remain on its crown but images are a bit blurry. The tree females are a warm darker brown, with distinctive buffy eyebrows contrasting with blackish area around eyes.

Technical Information

Model
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
f-stop
f/6.5
Focal length
215 mm
Shutter speed
1/160 sec
ISO
250
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
2,500KB
Dimensions
2400 x 1600

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