Yellow-headed Blackbird In Colorado

When I visited the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge in Colorado these Yellow-headed Blackbirds were everywhere.

The breeding habitat of the Yellow-headed Blackbird is cattail marshes in North America, mainly west of the Great Lakes. During the breeding and nesting season the males are very territorial and spend much of their time perched on reed stalks and displaying or chasing off intruders.

This bird’s song resembles the grating of a rusty hinge. (Wikipedia)

Yellow-headed Blackbird In Colorado Photo

Yellow-headed Blackbird In Colorado Photo

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0 Responses to Yellow-headed Blackbird In Colorado

  1. Maria Rosa says:

    Love that bright yellow in contrast to the black. Hope to see one some day.

  2. Jim Denham says:

    I have never seen one of these guys! Very cool!

  3. glbuzz says:

    Neat looking bird, Steve.

  4. Cindy H says:

    That bright yellow is quite attractive! We have Red-winged Blackbirds, and I think they’re beautiful, but the yellow is sure striking! :)

  5. Awesome views! I have only had distant views … they are beautiful!

  6. Chris says:

    Pretty birds! I followed rumors and tips about these guys all around Dallas this spring. I managed to see a couple, but never managed photographs. Maybe next year!

  7. A rusty hinge is a great description of their calls! I think your images show their beauty well.

  8. Rachel Cohen says:

    Beautiful Steve!! :)