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Red-Winged Blackbirds (On the Huron)”

“Red-Winged Blackbirds (On the Huron)”

48″ x 48″

Graphite on Tyvek

The Red-winged Blackbird is a highly polygynous species, meaning males have many female mates – up to 15 in some cases. In some populations 90 percent of territorial males have more than one female nesting on their territories. One-quarter to one-half of nestlings turn out to have been sired by someone other than the territorial male.