Brewer's Blackbird

Left: female Brewer's Blackbird in a puddle of water. Right: male Brewer's Blackbird on a twig.
Left: female Brewer's Blackbird in a puddle of water. Right: male Brewer's Blackbird on a twig.  Both birds were in Moraine Park.

NPS Photo / Rachel Ames

Size: 8-10”
Description: Males are glossy black with a purple iridescence on the head, greenish iridescence on the body and striking yellow eyes. Females are plainer brown and have dark eyes.
Migratory Status: Late spring and summer residents of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Habitat: Live in meadows, grasslands and riparian areas to 10,000 feet.
Diet: Forage on the ground and eat mostly seeds and grains, although they also eat insects and small mammals.
 
 
 
 
 

Last updated: June 11, 2018

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