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"Rusty Blackbird"
Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus):    John James Audubon refers to the Rusty Blackbird as the "Rusty Grakle, or Rusty Crow Blackbird" (Quiscalus ferrugineus, 1842, vol.IV). Audubon also reported that "This species is found on the shores of the Columbia river, and in all the districts intervening between them and those of the Gulf of Mexico, at least in winter and the early part of spring. Mr. TOWNSEND, who procured some on the Columbia, did not inform me whether it breeds there." John Kirk Townsend, in his "Narrative of a journey across the Rocky Mountains, to the Columbia River" (1839) mentions the "Rusty Blackbird, or Grakle, Quiscalus ferrugineus", in his "Catalogue of Birds, found in the territory of the Oregon". Today the Rusty Blackbird is mostly an eastern winter Blackbird (with the Brewer's Blackbird being in the west) which has declined in population over the past 50 years.

 
Dawson Creek Complex, Hillsboro, Oregon ...

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Rusty Blackbird, Dawson Creek Complex, Hillsboro, Oregon. Morning was sunny and crisp. Image taken November 11, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Rusty Blackbird, Dawson Creek Complex, Hillsboro, Oregon. Morning was sunny and crisp. Image taken November 11, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


... fronts and backs ...

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Rusty Blackbird, Dawson Creek Complex, Hillsboro, Oregon. Morning was sunny and crisp. Image taken November 11, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Rusty Blackbird, Dawson Creek Complex, Hillsboro, Oregon. Morning was sunny and crisp. Image taken November 11, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


... more ...

Image, 2013, Hillsboro, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Rusty Blackbird, Dawson Creek Complex, Hillsboro, Oregon. Morning was sunny and crisp. Image taken November 11, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Rusty Blackbird, Dawson Creek Complex, Hillsboro, Oregon. Morning was sunny and crisp. Image taken November 11, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


... in the parking lot ...

Image, 2013, Hillsboro, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Rusty Blackbird, Dawson Creek Complex, Hillsboro, Oregon. Morning was sunny and crisp. Image taken November 11, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


March ... Dawson Creek Complex, Hillsboro, Oregon ...

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Rusty Blackbird, male, Dawson Creek Complex, Hillsboro, Oregon. Nice sunny spring day. Image taken March 24, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Same bird in November
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Rusty Blackbird, male, Dawson Creek Complex, Hillsboro, Oregon. Nice sunny spring day. Image taken March 24, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Rusty Blackbird, male, Dawson Creek Complex, Hillsboro, Oregon. Nice sunny spring day. Image taken March 24, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


... front and back ... MORE Rusty Blackbird images

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Front and back ... Rusty Blackbird, male, Dawson Creek Complex, Hillsboro, Oregon. Nice sunny spring day. Image taken March 24, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Washougal, Washington ...

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Rusty Blackbird, female, Washougal, Washington. Overcast and gray. Image taken December 21, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Rusty Blackbird, female, Washougal, Washington. Overcast and gray. Image taken December 21, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Woodland, Washington ...

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Rusty Blackbird, male, Woodland, Washington. Brewer's Blackbirds in image on the right. Image taken November 6, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Rusty Blackbird, male, Woodland, Washington. Image taken November 6, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


... enlarged 200% ...

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Image enlarged 200%, Rusty Blackbird, male, Woodland, Washington. Image taken November 6, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


... more ...

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Rusty Blackbird, male, Woodland, Washington. Image taken November 6, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Rusty Blackbird, male, Woodland, Washington. Image taken November 6, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


... posing ...

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Rusty Blackbird, male, Woodland, Washington. Image taken November 6, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.



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