Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

The Red-winged Blackbird is the most common on the plains of Guanacaste and Alajuela, to the northern part of Costa Rica. Their song is unmistakable and has a metallic quality. Males display a red-orange patch on the shoulder, which contrasts nicely with an otherwise black body. They perch on grass in open plains and even on electricity wires to deliver their song.

Red-winged Blackbird - Agelaius phoeniceus - Tordo Sargento, Sargento (2)

Another nice moment when this blackbird took off from a very delicate branch

Red-winged Blackbird - Agelaius phoeniceus - Tordo Sargento, Sargento

I caught this species as it delivered its characteristic song from a tiny perch

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