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Illustration from National Geographic's Field Guide to the Birds of North America
Brewer's Blackbird

Euphagus cyanocephalus



First Noted by Expedition
June 25, 1805, near Great Falls, Montana.
 

Description
Robin-size bird. Male is solid black with purplish blue iridescent head and yellow eyes. Female is gray with dark eyes. Length: 8-10 in (20-25 cm).
 

Voice
Gurgles, squawks, and whistles.
 

Habitat
Prairies, fields, and farmyards.
 

Range
Breeds from British Columbia, Manitoba, and Ontario south to southern California, New Mexico, and Texas. Winters north to British Columbia and Carolinas.
 

Note
A very social species, it mixes not only with its own kind but also with other species such as the red-winged blackbird and the brown-headed cowbird.

Species information from enature.com
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