Yellow-winged Blackbird (Agelasticus thilius)

The Yellow-winged Blackbird is a striking bird with vibrant colors. It is a species of bird found in South America and belongs to the family of New World blackbirds. It can be identified by its conspicuous yellow patches on its wings, which set it apart from other blackbird species.

The Yellow-winged Blackbird can be found in various habitats, including wetlands, pastures, and urban gardens. The male bird has a black plumage with striking yellow patches on its wings, while the female has a plain brownish-gray appearance. The bird's yellow wings are highly visible and contrast well against its dark plumage, making for a beautiful sight when observed in flight.

Yellow-winged Blackbirds are omnivores and feed on a variety of food including insects, fruits, and seeds. They also feed on rice and other grains which has made them a problem for rice farmers. Their preference for cultivated grains has made them disliked by humans, and they are considered pests in some areas.

The breeding season for Yellow-winged Blackbirds begins in late spring and usually lasts until the end of summer. During this time, the males perform elaborate courtship displays, which include flaring their wings and singing to attract a mate. Once paired, the female will lay two to three eggs in a nest made of woven grass and other plant fibers. The young are fed by both parents for a period of several weeks until they are able to fend for themselves.

Despite being a relatively common bird species, the Yellow-winged Blackbird is vulnerable to habitat loss due to urban development and agricultural expansion. The bird is also hunted for food and feathers in some areas. Conservation efforts are underway to protect the species and its habitat.

In conclusion, the Yellow-winged Blackbird is a beautiful bird with vibrant yellow patches on its wings, making it easily distinguishable from other blackbird species. It is a common bird of the South American wetlands and pastures, and although it is considered a problem in some areas, conservation efforts are ongoing to protect this unique bird species.

Other names

Agelasticus thilius



Yellow-winged Blackbird

federal de galons



vranjak rogožar

vlhovec žlutoramenný

Gulvinget Stærling



Carouge galonné


Ittero aligialle


geltonsparnis juodasis trupialas


ciemnokacyk żółtoskrzydły


Золотоплечий чёрный трупиал

vlhovec bahenný

Varillero aliamarillo


Sarı Kanatlı Karatavuk

варілеро золотоплечий