Yellow-headed Blackbird In Colorado

By | July 17, 2013

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

Author: Steve Creek

An Arkansas-based wildlife photographer specializing in the wildlife found in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Steve’s images are created from his overwhelming passion for being outdoors with cameras in tow.

0 thoughts on “Yellow-headed Blackbird In Colorado

  1. Maria Rosa

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

  2. Cindy H

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

  3. Chris

    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!