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A female Red-winged Blackbird with red on the wing? Yes! While they often have little or no red in the coverts, some females do show a substantial amount of colour. It is thought that the amount of red may increase with age, but this has not yet been reliably established. This is by far the greatest amount of red we have seen on a female banded at MBO.