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From Missouri Conservationist: Mar 1997

Red-winged Blackbirds

Male red-winged blackbirds establish breeding territories in mid-March. Commonly five, but as many as fifteen females mate and nest within the territory of a single male. Males aggressively drive off invaders, be they other birds or humans. - Jim Rathert.

This Issue's Staff

Editor - Kathy Love
Assistant Editor - Tom Cwynar
Managing Editor - Jim Auckley
Art Editor - Dickson Stauffer
Designer - Tracy Ritter
Artist - Dave Besenger
Artist - Mark Raithel
Composition - Kevin Binkley
Photographer - Jim Rathert
Photographer - Cliff White
Staff Writer - Joan McKee
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