red-winged blackbird :

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red-winged blackbird

  • n  North American blackbird with scarlet patches on the wings
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  • ‘Angry bird’ ruffles feathers in downtown Geneva
    Last weekend, on a sunny afternoon in downtown Geneva, I got mugged — hit in the head from behind while walking down River Street. Fortunately, my attacker wasn’t after my purse, my jewelry or my car keys. He just wanted to drive me away from his nest. For the past two weeks, this red-winged blackbird has terrorized nearly everyone who has “trespassed” on the sidewalk that borders the east side ...
    June 12, 2013 - The Beacon News
  • Taking time to savor the Cape’s birdlife
    The smell of the sea and a chorus of birdsong greet me at the entrance to the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. In the distance, you can hear the loud honking of Canada geese, while in the nearby bushes, I spot a red-winged blackbird, white-crowned sparrow, and the orange-and-brown rufous-sided towhee.        
    June 9, 2013 - Boston Globe

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