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Red-winged Blackbird      Agelaius phoeniceus

The Red-winged Blackbird breeds in wetlands throughout most of the North American continent south of the tundra.  During the winter months, many of the birds in Canada and the northern part of the United States will migrate south.

This bird is a permanent resident over the entire state of Florida, except for the Dry Tortugas. During the breeding season, the months of April-July, they are less common in parts of the Panhandle and the northern part of the Florida peninsula.  However, during the winter months the population increases from the influx of migrants from the north.