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Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
Flight call description A relatively high-pitched, husky "tchek". A lower "jhep" is given primarily by perched birds and only occasionally in flight. Less variable than other blackbirds.
Fig.1. Virginia November 6, 1993 (MO).
Bird in flight.
Similar species See Brewer's and Red-winged Blackbird.
Behavior Primarily a diurnal migrant. Gives flight call regularly while perched and in flight during the day. Not know to give flight call at night. Frequently sings in flight.