Rusty Blackbird Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Rusty Blackbird is a medium-sized blackbird with a slender bill and medium-length tail. The bill is slightly decurved. They are a bit larger and longer-tailed than Red-winged Blackbird with a more slender bill. Rusty Blackbird is thinner-billed and shorter-tailed than Common Grackle.

    Relative Size

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 8.3-9.8 in (21-25 cm)
      • Weight: 1.7-2.8 oz (47-80 g)
      • Wingspan: 14.6 in (37 cm)