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Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus)

Posted on Dec 20, 2014

This is one very startled-looking Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus)! He was actually just extremely engrossed in looking for some cracked corn, one of their favorites when visiting bird feeders. Please remember you are looking at one of the fastest declining species in North America here. Their silent downfall is only now getting the notoriety that it deserves, and our help is greatly needed. On that end I will soon be making an announcement on how we at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History are contributing to helping out the Rusty Blackbird.

Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus) feeding on seed in snow-078

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator