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Old Wednesday 12th June 2019, 22:25   #1
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Please help ID this bird

I saw this bird in Portland, OR, March 18th and again a few days later. In a wetland area in a city park (westmoreland park for anyone familiar with Portland).

Is it a color morph of a red winged blackbird? or a tri colored blackbird? Juvy of one of those?

Thanks for the help!
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Old Wednesday 12th June 2019, 22:59   #2
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I’m thinking more Red-winged Blackbird than Tri-coloured, see what others think?

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Old Wednesday 12th June 2019, 23:54   #3
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Welcome to BirdForum, cmh. Your bird is not a juvenile. It looks like it has female or immature feathers on the underparts, with male feathers on the rest of its body, so it could be molting to adult male plumage. The non-black feathers look like Red-winged Blackbird feathers, so that is what I would call it.
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I can't think of anything else other than RW Blackbird. I think Microtus explained it well.
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Old Thursday 13th June 2019, 15:52   #5
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Thanks for the replies, everyone.

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Old Thursday 13th June 2019, 18:21   #6
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(Never mind - I misread Microtus' post. I agree with Microtus.)
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The white in the tail, undertail coverts, and wing I don't think is found in any normal plumage of Red-winged Blackbird. I agree it is a young male of that species, but one that is a partial albino (or leucistic) individual.
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Old Thursday 13th June 2019, 20:59   #8
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Agree with young male Red-winged Blackbird molting into adult
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