Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus), Coon Bluff Recreation Area, Maricopa County
This Rusty Blackbird was
found and photographed by Chris Benesh on 06 December 2015.
A second individual was found by Tom Lewis on 27
December 2015 and photographed by Tommy DeBardeleben on
01 January 2016.
There are currently 30+ records for the state. Populations of Rusty Blackbirds have seriously declined throughout its range due to unknown causes.
Size and shape similar to Brewer's Blackbird, with
buff underparts, blackish tail and wings with
rusty-edged tertials; bright rusty crown and back
contrasting with gray rump; pale eye contrasting with
narrow black mask and dark eyeline on an otherwise buffy
face and supercilium.
06 December 2015, photo by Chris Benesh
01 January 2016, photo by Tommy DeBardelebenAll photos are copyrighted© by photographer
Submitted on 07 December 2015