AUGUST 06, 2021
The yellow-winged blackbird is endemic to the continent of South America. The bird is named for the yellow patch on the shoulder end of its wings. The male has a black body whereas the female has a mottled gray look. Female birds are also known to have pale eyebrows and the young juvenile birds look similar to the adult females. Within its habitat range in South America, the yellow-winged blackbird is found in the nations of Argentina, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. It does not undergo major migration outside the South American continent, even in the winter. It is a resident breeder in these countries except Uruguay. The yellow-winged blackbird is found near swamps, pastures, and intertidal marshes. It favors habitats near water and is also found near wetlands, lakes, reed beds, and fields. The yellow-winged blackbird is considered a species of 'Least Concern' by the IUCN and its population trends are stable. It is not under immediate threat by humans.