|Appearance||A medium-sized jet black bird about 8 1/2″ long with a red and yellow patch on the shoulder of the upper wing. Pointy black bill. The females are brown and heavily streaked. She has white eyebrows and a brown bill.|
|Feeder Food||Black-oil sunflower seed, hulled sunflower seeds, cracked corn, peanut hearts, millet.|
|Habitat||Wet areas like marshes but also found in meadows, fields, and even wooded edges.|
|Nesting||Nest: Cup-shaped nest located low in shrubs or trees. Broods: 1-2 broods/year|
Clutch: 2-4 eggs/brood
Egg color: Bluish-green to gray with brown or black markings
Egg size: 1″ by about .6 – .8″
Incubation: 10-12 days.