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Photo: A cloud of red-winged blackbirds

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credit: Scott Heron

This amazing flock of birds is made up of red-winged backbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus). The males have the distinctive red feathers, while the females are brown. This photo was taken in Kingston, New Hampshire.

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