The red-winged blackbird is one of 11 species in the genus Agelaius and is included in the family Icteridae, which is made up of passerine birds found in North and South America.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.
This was the first time I saw the blackbird in my backyard. They might have visited the feeder in the past when I was not present or thinking it was a Grackle from a certain distance. But the Red wing does not lie.