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Rusty blackbird
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Adult male in-flight
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Euphagus
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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 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 on insects, small fish and some seeds in wet ground or in shallow water.

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