The female red-winged blackbird is often overlooked because of her earthy, brownish feathering. This subtle coloring works well as a camouflage in concealing a nesting female bird.
The dictionary I use defines 'brown' as "any of a group of colors between red and yellow in hue, of medium to low lightness, and of moderate to low saturation."
This female red-winged blackbird has beautiful reddish-yellow highlights amid various shades and tints of brown.
Here's the more well-known and easily identified male of the species.
Red-Winged Blackbird takes the air
Very spruce and debonnaire.
And he flaunts to all beholders
Scarlet feathers on his shoulders.
Grace Taber Hallock (1893 - ?) American