Sunday, June 13, 2010

Barn Swallows and the Red-Winged Blackbird

Today's pictures will be pictures of barn swallows (Hirundo rustica) and the red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus).
今天的照片是一种燕子 (Hirundo rustica) 和红翅膀的黑鸟 (Agelaius phoeniceus)。

These pictures were taken at Fremont Central Park in Fremont, CA, USA.
这些照片是在 Fremont Central Park 在 Fremont, 加州,美国拍的。

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The Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) is a passerine bird of the family Icteridae found in most of North and much of Central America. It breeds from Alaska and Newfoundland south to Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, Mexico, and Guatemala, with isolated populations in western El Salvador, northwestern Honduras, and northwestern Costa Rica. It may winter as far north as Pennsylvania and British Columbia, but northern populations are generally migratory, moving south to Mexico and the southern United States. The Red-winged Blackbird is sexually dimorphic; the male is all black with a red shoulder and yellow wing bar, while the female is a nondescript dark brown. Seeds and insects make up the bulk of the Red-winged Blackbird's diet.

~ Wikipedia