rusty blackbird


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rusty blackbird

n.
A North American blackbird (Euphagus carolinus) having rust-colored winter plumage and black or gray breeding plumage.
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Noun1.rusty blackbird - North American blackbird whose bluish-black plumage is rusty-edged in the fallrusty blackbird - North American blackbird whose bluish-black plumage is rusty-edged in the fall
blackbird, New World blackbird - any bird of the family Icteridae whose male is black or predominantly black
Euphagus, genus Euphagus - a genus of Icteridae
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Fortunately, there were inspiring highlights, like bald eagles, rusty blackbird and lots of red-bellied woodpeckers, a southern species that has taken a tenacious hold here, thanks to global warming -- and a snowy owl and northern shrike in Concord.
1903-22 1965-87 Species (20) (23) Difference Killdeer 3-01 (20) 2-21 (21) -8 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 3-26 (20) 3-29 (21) +3 Eastern Phoebe 3-17 (18) 3-22 (22) +5 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3-28 (20) 4-07 (22) +10 Eastern Bluebird 2-23 (17) 2-24 (22) +1 Hermit Thrush 3-31 (18) 4-08 (21) +8 Brown Thrasher 3-27 (19) 3-25 (22) -2 Eastern Towhee 3-11 (20) 3-14 (22) +3 Chipping Sparrow 3-23 (20) 4-04 (20) +12 Field Sparrow 3-22 (20) 3-17 (22) -5 Vesper Sparrow 3-28 (19) 4-03 (20) +6 Fox Sparrow 3-01 (20) 3-11 (21) +10 Swamp Sparrow 3-19 (20) 3-22 (20) +3 Red-winged Blackbird 3-06 (19) 2-20 (22) -14 Eastern Meadowlark 2-26 (20) 2-13 (17) -13 Rusty Blackbird 3-08 (19) 3-02 (16) -6 Brown-headed Cowbird 3-11 (19) 3-11 (21) +0 Table 2.
Tom said he saw a few swamp sparrows when he helped out with the Athol count, and a rusty blackbird and a yellow bellied sapsucker when he was counting in Groton.