Male red-winged blackbirds are mostly all black but in the wings their is a yellow and red patch their wings are also black if you are close enough to see a red-winged blackbird singing you will see him puffing up and you may see his yellow and red wing patch. The female is black and brown and have a orange throat and the female has no red and yellow wing patch the underpart of the wings are gray and brown and the top part of the wings are also gray and brown and their chest is white and brown. Red-winged blackbirds eat mainly seeds and waste grain but they also eat insects like caterpillars. Red-winged blackbirds live a wide range throughout North America and Canada they live in marshes, backyards and woods.