Birds Likely to be Observed in Oregon
Location in Oregon - Red is Summer range
Xanthocephalus Xanthocephalus -
Locally common to abundant in cattail and tule marshes. No other North American
has yellow head and black body. White wing patch is lacking in females and
first-year males. The brownish females are easily overlooked in large flocks of
blackbirds. Song of low rasping notes ends in a long descending buzz. Call is a
distinctive low hoarse croak.