Merced National Wildlife Refuge - Chuq Von Rospach
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Red-winged blackbird with deformed Beak.

Red-winged blackbird with deformed Beak.

Red-winged blackbird with deformed Beak. While visiting Merced NWR, I noticed this blackbird. the beak is heavily overgrown, but it seems to be doing well and was clearly arguing with others over prime nesting locations.

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From 2014 Images