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Rusty blackbird
Adult male in-flight
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Icteridae
Genus: Euphagus
Binomial name
Euphagus carolinus

The rusty blackbird (Euphagus carolinus) is a species of icterid blackbirds. Its bill is pointed. The adult females are more grey then the adult male. The population of the rusty blackbird has declined in recent decades nobody know's why for sure.

The birds usually breed in muskeg and forests across Canada and Alaska and migrate to the eastern and southeastern United States, into parts of the Grain Belt and sometimes straying into Mexico

These birds feed insects, small fish and some seeds in wet ground or in shallow water.

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