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Blackbird (Brewer's)

Euphagus cyanocephalus
Blackbird (Brewer's)

Range

Their traditional range is western to middle Canada south to Mexico, but they have begun to be seen regularly in the Northeastern U.S. as well.

Habitat

They live in open areas near the forest, but seem to prefer living around people in parks, farms and yards.

Body Traits

They are a medium-sized song bird, all black but with a purple sheen to the head and a green sheen to the body. They have yellow eyes and a thin, pointed beak.

Habits

They often feed in large flocks on the ground.

Diet

They eat insects, fruit and grains.

Reproduction

They build nests of twigs and stems on or near the ground. They can have up to 7 greenish-white eggs.

Blackbird (Brewer's)

Classification

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vetebrata
Class:  Aves
Order:  Passeriformes
Family: Icteridae
Genus:  Euphagus
Species: E. cyanocephalus

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