Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 201

Common name:

Tricolored Blackbird

Scientific name: Agelaius tricolor
Date: April 21, 2012
Time: 12:30 pm
Length of time observed: 2 minutes
Number: 1
Age: adult
Sex: male
Location: Farmington Bay Wildlife Visitor Centor, East of building, next to canal
County: [Davis]
Distance to bird: 8 feet
Optical equipment: camera
Weather: Sunny and warm
Light Conditions: Sunny
Description:        Size of bird:  >7"
(Description:)       Basic Shape:  
(Description:)  Overall Pattern: Black with red and white
(Description:)            Bill Type:  
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
See photo
Song or call & method of delivery:  
Habitat: Shrubs and Cattails along Canal
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
Red-wing Blackbird. A red-wing was on the shrub next to bird but had orangish red with yellow. This bird was red with white. See photo
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
References consulted: Golden Field Guide and National Geographic Field Guide to Birds of North America
Description from: From memory
Observer: Ana Vargo
Observer's address:  
Observer's e-mail address:  
Other observers who independently identified this bird: NA
Date prepared: 4/23/2012
Additional material: Photo