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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Passeri
Parvordo: Passerida
Superfamilia: Passeroidea
Familia: Fringillidae
Subfamilia: Emberizinae
Tribus: Icterini
Genus: Agelaius
Species A. assimilis - A. humeralis - A. phoeniceus - A. tricolor - A. xanthomus


Agelaius Vieillot, 1816


This genus includes 11 species of largely insectivorous grassland birds. The males are typically black with some colorful patches, such as on the shoulders or head. Females are drab and somewhat resemble American sparrows.
Yellow-hooded Blackbird

The genus Agelaius contains:

* Saffron-cowled Blackbird, Xanthospar (Agelaius) flavus
* Yellow-winged Blackbird, Agelaius thilius
* Pale-eyed Blackbird, Agelaius xanthophthalmus
* Unicolored Blackbird, Agelaius cyanopus
* Red-winged Blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus
* Red-shouldered Blackbird, Agelaius assimilis
* Tricolored Blackbird, Agelaius tricolor
* Yellow-hooded Blackbird, Chrysomus (Agelaius) icterocephalus
* Tawny-shouldered Blackbird, Agelaius humeralis
* Yellow-shouldered Blackbird, Agelaius xanthomus
* Chestnut-capped Blackbird, Agelaius ruficapillus

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