I am smaller than a cardinal but larger than a house finch. I can be found throughout most of the United States and much of Canada — in fields, farms, wood's edge, thickets, residential areas and open habitats. I'm not fond of the deep forest. During the winter months my kind and me gather in large flocks and roost with other blackbirds and starlings. We are known to be noisy birds at times — especially when we are gathered in flocks of hundreds or even thousands. That's quite a party!