Rusty Blackbird

Euphagus carolinus

Status

Special Concern

Description

Male Rusty Blackbirds are rusty coloured in the fall or winter, and completely black during the rest of the year. The birds are the size of a robin, have pale yellow eyes with black pupils and have slightly curved bills.

Habitat

In British Columbia, the Rusty Blackbird nests favours the shores of high-elevation wetlands such as slow-moving streams, peat bogs, marshes, swamps, beaver ponds and pasture edges.

Threats

Habitat loss due to converting high-elevation wetlands
Degradation of wetlands
Invasion by more dominant species

You Can Help!

Conserve remaining wetlands and leave them undisturbed
Protect and restore wetlands on your property

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