Feathered Friends from Far and Near- 3

Brewer’s Blackbird

This is Brewer’s blackbird, male species.
The Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus) is sexually dimorphic; that is, distinct differences in appearance is shown by male and female of the species. The sexual dimorphism of the species is quite visible, in both plumage and eye colour, though they have similar body shape. Males are all black with a purplish sheen on the head and greenish sheen on the wings and upperparts. They have pale yellow eyes.
I will present the female bird in a later post.
These blackbirds inhabit fields and areas near human habitation. Many can be seen feeding on insects, grains or on food crumbs near parks and eateries.
These birds were photographed in California.

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32 thoughts on “Feathered Friends from Far and Near- 3

  1. Thank you, Indira, for mentioning the blackbirds as I love them for their personality and singing. I had quite a few living in my garden, feeding in my kitchen, and even coming to supervise my cooking of their breakfast through the cat flap in the morning. What was cooking? Porridge with fat and lots of raisins added after.

    Joanna

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  2. Some people are scared of birds with eyes like that, of corse, they are silly! Blackbirds are beautiful birds and nothing to be scared about. Great captures, Indira. πŸ™‚

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  3. Beautiful sheen on the blackbird’s wing. Our blackbirds here are different – a much plainer black (or brown for the females). They are one of my favourite birds, fun to watch them hopping about in the garden and lovely to hear in the evening.

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