The Red-shouldered Blackbird (Agelaius assimilis) is endemic to Cuba, where it inhabits swamps and marshes.
Sub-species & Georgraphic Range:
- Agelaius assimilis assimilis : Western Cuba
- Agelaius assimilis subniger: Isle of Pines
The male can be identified by his mostly black plumage with distinctive orange-red shoulder patches with pale yellow trims. The female has a brownish plumage without the shoulder patches.
- The Tawny-shouldered Blackbird has yellow-orange shoulders, though the shoulder patches are sometimes only visible in flight.
- The Shiny Cowbird has a glossy plumage without the shoulder patches. The bill is shorter and stouter than that of the Red-shouldered Blackbird.
Their calls are described as a “chut” or “chut-chut” and their song as a shrill “Shuh-reee-eee.”
- English: Red-shouldered Blackbird
- Catalan: sergent de Cuba
- Czech: vlhovec červenoramenný
- Danish: Rødskuldret Stærling
- German: Rotschulterstärling
- Spanish: Sargento Cubano
- Spanish (Spain): Sargento Cubano
- Finnish: kuubanturpiaali
- French: Carouge de Cuba
- Croatian: crvenokrili vranjak
- Italian: Ittero spallerosse
- Japanese: akakatahagoromogarasu / アカカタハゴロモガラス
- Lithuanian: Kubinis juodasis trupialas
- Dutch: Roodschoudertroepiaal
- Norwegian: Eldvengtrupial / Ildvingetrupial
- Polish: epoletnik kubański
- Portuguese: graúna-de-ombros-vermelhos
- Russian: Краснокрылый трупиал
- Slovak: vlhovec kubánsky
- Serbian: Američki kos crvenih ramena
- Swedish: zapatatrupial
- Ukrainian: Еполетник кубинський
- Chinese: 红肩黑鹂 / 紅肩黑鸝
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