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YELLOW HEAD BLACKBIRDS


YELLOW HEAD BLACKBIRDS

These birds were flying in perfect harmony together and landed just seconds before I took this picture. I thought they were all black because of the silouhettes they made against the cloudy sky.



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Wow... what a lot ! :o)

18 Jan, 2010

 

I wonder what they are. I can see a red bib on them. How big were they GG?

18 Jan, 2010

 

Is it the american Robin

18 Jan, 2010

 

Great photo, well captured GG! It'll be interesting to know what they are.

18 Jan, 2010

 

Very interested to know what these are. Hope someone can identify them for you.

18 Jan, 2010

 

Wow...so many...How wonderful.............

18 Jan, 2010

 

See the red bib too..sorry...look like American version of British starling !

18 Jan, 2010

 

These are unusual. I've never seen them before. I did discover looking around a bit myself that you've 500 species that come through Arizona. I'm thinking these are up from Mexico rather than down from anywhere. Seems I've seen one in Mexican art before.

19 Jan, 2010

 

Looking in my birds of Britain and Europe the closest I could find is the American robin It says the the general character resembles the blackbird Says it calls Kwik Kwik Kwik and a softer song like a thrush Pit Pit Pit. HOpe this helps.

19 Jan, 2010

 

Amazing flock Gg, yes like Lindak and Sixpence say....there have been pics of American Robins on here before...similar to ours but larger I think and without the blue/grey feathering.

22 Jan, 2010

 

Our american robin doesn't flock and the red belly wrapps all the way down to the white down around the legs. These seem to have larger heads and beak. Seems the one top left has an orange head and none of the others. Wonder if they are a harem with one male?

23 Jan, 2010

 

I'm thinking that the "red" on them is actually Yellow and these are yellow headed blackbirds.....

http://www.pbase.com/image/42936479

23 Jan, 2010

 

It looks like the American version of the British Redstart. Breeds in southern Arizona, New Mexico, and western Texas. Winters south of U.S.-Mexico border. I think its called an American or Painted Redstart.

23 Jan, 2010

 

No, I don't think so. Redstarts have black heads and orange on their bodies. These are the other way around.

23 Jan, 2010

 

Looks close Gilli. Closest I've seen so far. They do seem most like blackbirds to me, some type of blackbird.

23 Jan, 2010

 

Yellow headed blackbirds for sure. A western variety only. Great shot!

24 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks everyone for all your comments and input. These birds have been identified as stated by Wohlibuli and Gilli; they are definitely YELLOW HEADED BLACK BIRDS!!

28 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks for confirming GG! Have looked up images of them, lovely birds...

29 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks Pottygardener.

30 Jan, 2010

 

Wow, thats a brilliant shot,so glad you had you camera handy.......

30 Jan, 2010



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