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New World blackbird

The New World blackbirds consist of 26 species of icterid birds that share the name blackbird but do not correspond with a formal taxon. The distributions of all species are limited to the Americas, and this group is distinct from the Eurasian common blackbird (Turdus merula).[1]

New World blackbirds
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Family: Icteridae
Vigors, 1825


The New World blackbird species belong to 14 genera, all in the Icteridae family:

Red-winged blackbird, male

The common names are:

Yellow-headed blackbird