Blackbird Sound Recordings Washington DC

Local resource for blackbird sound recordings in Washington, DC. 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.

Great Train Store
(202) 371-2881
50 Massachusetts Avenue NE #109
Washington, DC
 
Burrett Hobbies
(301) 982-5032
9920 Rhode Island Avenue
College Park, MD
 
Lionel Buy & Sell
(301) 949-4000
3610 University Boulevard
Kensington, MD
 
Hobby Works
(301) 468-6330
Federal Plaza 12274-G Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD
 
Hobby Works #2
(301) 468-6330
12274G Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD
 
Whistle Stop Hobbies
(703) 549-4912
130 S Royal Street
Alexandria, VA
 
Arlington Hobby Crafters
(703) 532-2224
230 West Broad Street
Falls Church, VA
 
Toy World
(301) 424-0430
825 F Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD
 
Granddad's Hobby Shop
(703) 426-0700
5260-A Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA
 
Hobby Works Fairfax
(703) 426-8600
9650-42 Main Street
Fairfax, VA
 

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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