Red-winged Blackbird Exposes Himself

A red-winged blackbird calls from a fence post.

Red-winged Blackbird, Point Reyes National Seashore

This red-winged blackbird doesn’t have the yellow median coverts most red-wings have.  The medians are black.  It is called “bicolored” and exists in much of California.  What I find interesting here is that he is exposing a beautiful yellow-orange color to the base of the lesser coverts.

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About Jim Coda

I am a nature photographer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I specialize in photos of birds, mammals, and landscapes.
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