Blackbird Sound Recordings Sterling VA

Local resource for blackbird sound recordings in Sterling, VA. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to blackbird sound recordings, blackbird song recordings, and blackbird bird houses, as well as advice and content on attracting blackbirds, blackbird feeders, blackbird types, and blackbird descriptions.

Leesburg Hobbies & Collectibles
(703) 779-8600
9 W Market St
Leesburg, VA
 
Pastimes
(301) 977-7902
531 Quince Orchard Road
Gaithersburg, MD
 
The Track
(301) 417-9630
16806 Oakmont Ave
Gaithersburg, MD
 
Engine House Hobbies
(301) 590-0816
1 A East Diamond Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD
 
Leesburg Hobbies & Collectibles
(703) 779-8600
9 West Market St
Leesburg, VA
 
Hobby Hangar Speedway
(703) 631-8820
14014-D Sullyfield Circle
Chantilly, VA
 
Hobby Works Fairfax
(703) 426-8600
9650-42 Main Street
Fairfax, VA
 
Leesburg Hobby Center
(703) 777-1477
521-D East Market Street
Leesburg, VA
 
Hobby Place, Inc
(240) 477-5564
16760 Oakmont Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD
 
Toy World
(301) 424-0430
825 F Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD
 

Female Red-winged Blackbird

Agelaius phoeniceus 8 ¾ " (22cm)

Illustration by Julie Zickefoose.

Listen to a red-winged blackbird.

Female rewings are dark brown above, heavily streaked below, and have lengthy, spikelike bills. They are obviously smaller than males, and in appearance, seem more akin to sparrows than blackbirds. They often occur in single-sex flocks, and without the giveaway males around, many novice birders conclude that the females are some sort of large sparrow.

Red-winged blackbirds can be seen almost everywhere in the lower 48 states and, during the breeding season at least, in much of Canada.

Abundant and agressive, they are found in huge flocks in winter. They nest in the thick vegitation of freshwater marshes and dry fields.

Their call is a chack note, and the female song is an explosive, harsh rattle.

This sound file requires RealPlayer . Bird song courtesy of Lang Elliott, NatureSound Studio . ...

Author: Bird Watcher's Digest

Copyright2010 Bird Watcher's Digest

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