About all I can say for this picture is that I took it myself, about four cameras ago. It was taken in northern Illinois in the summer of 1993.
This is a yellow-headed blackbird, Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus. It's the only species in that genus!
My bird guy says they occasionally pass through here, but they mostly hang out west of Lake Michigan.
They are larger than the red-wing blackbird, and definitely louder!
That summer was the most amazing of my life. Chips was a puppy and we were staying on a 300 acre wetland reserve doing research.
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