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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