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Yellow-headed Blackbird Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Yellow-headed Blackbirds are fairly large blackbirds, with a stout body, a large head, and a long, conical bill.

    Relative Size

    Smaller than a Common Grackle; larger than a Red-winged Blackbird.

    Relative Sizerobin sizedrobin-sized

    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 8.3-10.2 in (21-26 cm)
      • Weight: 1.6-3.5 oz (44-100 g)
      • Wingspan: 16.5-17.3 in (42-44 cm)