My adventures in the woods, streams, rivers, fields, and lakes of Michigan



Order: Passeriformes Family: Icteridae
The Icterids are a group of small to medium, often colourful passerine birds restricted to the New World and include the grackles, New World blackbirds, and New World orioles. Most species have black as a predominant plumage colour, often enlivened by yellow, orange or red. There are 11 Michigan species

Baltimore Oriole, Icterus galbula

Bobolink, Dolichonyx oryzivorus

Brewer’s Blackbird, Euphagus cyanocephalus

Brown-headed Cowbird, Molothrus ater

Common Grackle, Quiscalus quiscula

Eastern Meadowlark, Sturnella magna

Orchard Oriole, Icterus spurius

Red-winged Blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus

Rusty Blackbird, Euphagus carolinus

Western Meadowlark, Sturnella neglecta

Yellow-headed Blackbird, Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus


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