Fun Yellow-winged Blackbird Facts For Kids

Oluwatosin Michael
Oct 20, 2022 By Oluwatosin Michael
Originally Published on Aug 06, 2021
Edited by Luca Demetriou
One of the interesting yellow-winged blackbird facts is that only the males have the eponymous yellow-winged shoulders.
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Age: 3-18
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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.

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Yellow-winged Blackbird Facts

What Did They Prey On?

Insects, beetles, caterpillars, berries, seeds, fruits, earthworms, snails, spiders

What Type of Animal were they?

Omnivore

Average Litter Size?

3-5

How Much Did They Weigh?

1-1.3 oz (27.5-35.7 g)

What habitat Do they Live In?

swamps, pastureland, intertidal marshes

Where Do They Live?

south america

How Long Were They?

7-10 in (18-25.4 cm)

How Tall Were They?

Around 14 in (35.6 cm)

Class

Aves

Genus

Agelasticus

Family

Icteridae

Scientific Name

Agelasticus thilius

What Do They Look Like?

Black, bright yellow, gray

Skin Type

Feathers

What Are Their Main Threats?

humans, possibly cats, hawks, sparrows, foxes

What is their Conservation Status?

Least Concern
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Written by Oluwatosin Michael

Bachelor of Science specializing in Microbiology

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Oluwatosin MichaelBachelor of Science specializing in Microbiology

With a Bachelor's in Microbiology from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Oluwatosin has honed his skills as an SEO content writer, editor, and growth manager. He has written articles, conducted extensive research, and optimized content for search engines. His expertise extends to leading link-building efforts and revising onboarding strategies. 

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