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agelaius phoenicius gubernator | by Robert Couse-Baker
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agelaius phoenicius gubernator

For those who are not from around here, the California bicolored blackbird is similar to the tricolor blackbird, but with all-red epaulets on the males. This particular guy is defending his territory and harem of girl blackbirds. He took a swoop at me, after I got too close to space. For years I've wanted to get a good shot of these guys. Mrrhp. Clearly, I've still got some work to do.

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Taken on May 7, 2009